The new “Justice League” film has lost its director as Doug Liman will concentrate on “Chaos Walking.”

The film titled “Justice League Dark” was slated to be directed and co-produced by Doug Liman, but it seems that he cannot manage time for the project so refused to accept the challenge. There are rumors that Andy Muschietti will serve as the new director of the film, but Warner Bros. refuses to comment anything in this regard.

Why did the filmmaker leave?

Variety reports that Doug Liman backs of “Justice League Dark” due to scheduling conflicts. He is busy in the marketing and international promotions of another movie, “Chaos Walking,” which features Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland in the main characters.

This dystopian tale got the green signal earlier this week, which is why Doug decided to quit on “Dark Universe” – also known as “Justice League Dark.”

As a result, Warner Bros. has started searching for another director, and soon his name will be announced through the official Twitter. The Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit says that “Stephen King’s IT” filmmaker Andy Muschietti is likely to direct “Dark Universe.”

Dough Liman is credited for the smashing success of “The Bourne Identity,” “Mail Order Wife,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Killing Floor,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Jason Bourne,” “The Wall,” and “American Made.” There’s no information about what “Justice League Dark” will focus on as its plot details are kept secret due to some reasons.

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We, however, know that John Constantine, Zantanna, Swamp Thing, and Etrigan the Demon are the main characters of the film.

Variety also says that “Dark Universe” will play a vital role in the success of Dc Extended Universe. It already has “Man of Steel,” “Wonder Woman,” “Batman v Superman,” “Suicide Squad,” “Justice League,” “Green Lantern,” “Suicide Squad 2,” and “The Flash” to its name.

The original ‘Justice League’ film

Justice League” is set to release on November 17, 2017, and should not be confused with “The Dark Universe” as it’s an entirely different film. It is the 5th installment in the DC Extended Universe and directed by Zack Snyder, with a story and dialogues written by Chris Terrio. The cast includes Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Ray Fisher.

The film is projected to gross over $45 million in its opening weekend from the United States and Canada and up to $60 million from other territories. An untitled sequel is scheduled for June 14, 2019, produced by Charles Roven.