The prolonged silence from Universal on their live-action adaptation of Justice League Dark has been broken with word that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) will helm the project as director.
Previously attached to 20th Century Fox’s upcoming X-Men related film, Gambit, the Hollywood Reporter broke word that Liman departed the Marvel superhero title for the DC camp. Years prior to this development, writer and director Guillermo Del Toro had been championing the JLD project, gaining the film’s creation traction but no official word or green light from Universal execs. Rumors hinted to Ron Perlman — Hellboy himself — playing Swamp Thing, Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor being considered for the role of John Constantine and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story villain, Ben Mendelsohn, was being eyed for the film’s primary villain, Anton Arcane.
No official release date or screenwriter for the film has ever been announced, but Warner Bros. has previously reserved the dates of October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019 for yet Untitled DC films.
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