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Doug Liman leaves Gambit and heads to Warners for Justice League Dark

August 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Woah, this is a big one… 

For some time now we’ve been hearing that a Justice League Dark movie was happening at DC/Warners and at one point it was front run by Guillermo Del Toro (here). Then Del Toro left and rumour was that Colin Farrell was on Warners’ radar to play John Contantine (here).

And that was that.

Until now.

It looks like the movie, which will be part of the DC Cinematic Universe, is back on and not only that but it has Edge of Tomorrow and Bourne Indentity director Doug Liman at the helm.

Liman was attached to direct the Gambit movie at FOX, starring Channing Tatum, but he’s left that – essentially moving from Marvel to DC: “the studio is still intent on starting production in January and has Josh Zetumer on writing duties. A source describes the split as a “mutual parting of ways.””

This now means that, despite the very troubled production, FOX are still looking for a director for the Gambit X-Men outing.

The movie – dubbed Justice League Dark or Dark Universe – will (probably) feature John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.

This is a very exciting project for DC/Warners and one that we here at FTN are very excited for. Del Toro will still be a part of the movie as he’s tipped to produce.

And yes, we reckon the Colin Farrell rumours have weight to them

Thoughts?

Source: THR & Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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