Doug Liman Drops Out Of 'Gambit' To Direct The Revived 'Justice League Dark' For DC

Amongst all the talk of upcoming DC movies like Justice League, The Flash, and The Batman, many have already forgotten about the Justice League Dark movie. The projects has been in the pipe line for quite awhile, and unfortunately wasn't given much attention due to the studios sudden interest in rushing Suicide Squad to the big screen. Following Guillermo del Toro's (Pacific Rim) departure from the film it seemed as if Justice League Dark would never see the light of day, but surprisingly its been announced that it has once again gained traction with Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) now set to direct the project. 

Variety reports that DC and Warner Bros. have no brought Liman on board to direct the project for a still unidentified release date. Liman had previously been attached to direct the Gambit film being worked on at Fox starring Channing Tatum, but he has now left that project in favor of Justice League Dark. Gambit has been struggling and lost its original director Rupert Wyatt and nearly lost Tatum, and it now now longer has a 2017 release date. 
While one comic book movie is certainly taking a huge hit because of this news, another one is now in a much better position then it was in a few months ago. Del Toro's script will apparently still serve as a base for the movie, yet he couldn't direct himself due to his crowded schedule of projects. Del Toro has a strong history with fantasy and horror movies, even having adapted the popular Hellboy series in the past. DC and WB have seemingly prioritized Justice League Dark now, more than likely following the success of Suicide Squad with audiences (Not with critics). 
Much like Suicide Squad, this project is a risk for the studio as it branches away from their more well known characters. The company will be releasing an animated movie based on the team in a few months which is probably meant to familiarize audiences with characters such as John Constantine, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon. DC's introduction of magic and fantasy in their cinematic universe didn't go as smooth as one would've hoped with Enchantress in Suicide Squad, so we can only hope the studio figures out how to handle these characters. We'll likely be hearing some casting news soon and we can probably expect some big names, particularly the often rumored Colin Farrell in the lead of John Constantine. 
So are you excited for Justice League Dark? Are you happy to see DC branching out to different projects? How would you like to see cast in the movie? Let us know below!