Doug Liman has abandoned the long-gestating, always delayed Gambit film over at Gambit, and has hopped on with DC to direct Justice League Dark. It’s actually called Dark Universe, but hey, the bigger news here is that Doug Liman is finally getting his shot at superhero cinema!
Justice League Dark is an awesome premise, but how will it fare in a world that’s had to endure Suicide Squad? This team is another set of antiheroes, albeit different ones, and it also means Swamp Thing is headed back to the big screen. Swamp Thing, Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon are the key characters of Justice League Dark/Dark Universe.
Guillermo del Toro was originally circling the project, but schedules conflicted and del Toro moved on while DC cooked up other projects. Now, Doug Liman is on board, and it will be interesting to see what he can do with a team of supernatural superheroes. The guy can handle action, that’s for sure. Of all the Bourne films, his Identity has aged the best, and Edge of Tomorrow was brilliant work.
No casting or release date was attached to the report, but it will be interesting to see how DC recasts Constantine, previously played by Keanu Reeves on the big screen and Matt Ryan on the short-lived TV show.
But, hey, Swamp Thing!