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Could Doug Liman return to his Justice League Dark movie at Warners?

January 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

For quite sometime Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman was attached to direct the DC Cinematic Justice League Dark AKA Dark Universe movie. Until he wasn’t.

The director, who stepped in after Guillermo Del Toro was forced to leave, both directors were victims of scheduling conflicts (here).

However, Liman, currently still planning on bringing Edge Of Tomorrow 2 to the big screen, is now thinking that maybe, just maybe, he might find himself returning to the DC project.

Speaking to Screenrant, Liman seems keen to getting involved in the project again: “I would be open to it [returning]. I have a very kind of contrarian approach to how I make things and I don’t want to do them the way other people have done them.”

On how he would approach a comic book movie, Liman has a very clear idea of what needs doing: “You know, Impulse is an original take on superpower as you can imagine and still be satisfying. Because obviously there’s some things – you can be original and artsy and not… Part of the reason cliches exist is because they’re satisfying to the audience so my challenge as a filmmaker has always been to do something that’s really original and still totally satisfying on a big commercial level, which I feel we’ve done with Impulse and I’d be really interested in doing that within the DC world if the right piece of material comes along.”

While Liman is a very busy person, with all the changes occurring at DC/Warners, it wouldn’t surprise if, when a free space appears on his schedule, he didn’t return to the darker corner of the DC Cinematic Universe.

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….