Justice League Dark has been having a bit of a hard time getting off the ground. Once set to be directed by Guillermo del Toro, the project eventually fell into Doug Liman’s lap, at which point, it looked like things were good to go. However, the Edge of Tomorrow helmer shocked us all a few months back when he announced that he’d be walking from the film, citing scheduling conflicts as the reason for his departure.
Currently, Warner Bros. has yet to find a replacement, but from what we understand, the studio is aggressively searching for someone to fill the director’s chair and whoever they bring on board will “play a major role in the new” DC cinematic universe. For a while there, it sounded like It director Andy Muschietti and Argentinian filmmaker Damián Szifron were the top choices to replace Liman, but now we have another update and it seems as if things have changed.
According to Beyond the Trailer’s Grace Randolph, Warner Bros. is now looking at either Daniel Espinosa or Gerard Johnstone for the job. The former recently gave us the mediocre sci-fi flick Life while Johnstone is a relative newcomer, with only one feature to his name. To be frank, we think that the previous two directors (Muschietti and Szifron) are more exciting choices, but given that we still don’t know too much about the project, we’ll reserve judgement for now.
Whether the studio ends up going with Espinosa or Johnstone, or someone else entirely, isn’t known at the moment, but it doesn’t sound like we’ll have to wait too much longer to find out. Of course, we’ll let you know as soon as Warner Bros. has made their decision, but in the meantime, take to the comments section and let us know who you’d like to see get behind the camera for Justice League Dark.
Source: Beyond The Trailer