Whilst Doug Liman found it difficult to connect with X-Men’s top Ace Gambit on a narrative /emotive level (hence him leaving the production and Gambit in Hollywood limbo of sorts), the director seems quite at home over at DC helming the fabled Justice League Dark movie.
Doug Liman had this to say in an interview with Collider:
I have a really amazing take on it, that is in keeping with my approach to superheroes. Jason Bourne is a superhero, of sorts. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena, in The Wall, are superheroes. They’re very grounded… So, I’m really excited, with Justice League Dark, to actually look at what it’s like, if I actually tackle a real superhero, but it’s not gonna look that different from my other superheroes.
Look at you with the confidence. And while he is not sure when production on JLD is slated to begin he offered up his thoughts on why he has taken on Justice League Dark as opposed to Gambit:
I have to have a passionate connection to my films, which I do with Justice League Dark. I have a way into the story that’s personal, the way I have a connection to The Wall… I feel a real connection to Justice League Dark. But part of my process is that, when I finish a movie, the movies I choose to do after are guided by the experience I had on the previous movie… The paint is still wet on The Wall. I’m not sure what I’m going to take away from it, and therefore what I’m gonna want to do next.