Of the many possible DCEU films that are potentially in production, one of the darker ones is “Dark Universe”, aka Justice League Dark. The JLD are a group of magicians and supernatural beings protecting the world from threats that are beyond the capabilities of the regular Justice League. They’re already getting an animated feature coming in 2017, and a live-action one is set to be helmed by Director Doug Liman. Who spoke with IGN about his coming onto the film:
“Yeah, I mean first of all, I love those characters, and I love Warner Bros., and I love [producer] Scott Rudin, and it’s — and you know, I get asked to come in and do things that are “unconventional.” If people want conventional, they don’t come to me. It’s why doing Invisible was like right up my alley — because how can you be conventional when there aren’t even conventions that exist? And so you know when Warner Bros. wants to sort of turn the comic book genre on its head, they call me.”
He also talked about how he wants to be sure he goes full tilt on this and doesn’t make it “too fundamental”:
“Yeah. It’s like how do you fundamentally reinvent what people are doing? And that’s the good and the bad news of this sort of box I’ve been put in. I mean, you’d think it was by design, but it wasn’t. It is exactly what I should be doing, but I’m just so grateful that — you know sometimes I’m working on a project and I pitch an idea that’s too conventional, and the producers will say back to me “That’s not Doug Liman enough.” Which is like a weird thing, because I’m like “Well that — it was my idea! How can you say it’s not me?” And they’re like “No, because when we think of you, we think of like, you know — that just seems too ordinary.”
There is no set date for the Dark Universe/Justice League Dark film.