Edge Of Tomorrow's Doug Liman departs X-Men spin-off Gambit for DC's Justice League Dark
Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is to direct Dark Universe, a new blockbuster adaptation of DC comic's Justice League Dark.
The story for Dark Universe revolves around a dark Justice League team that consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon. Guillermo Del Toro was originally down to direct, but has now departed the project.
According to Variety, Liman has departed from his role as director on Gambit, the new X-Men spin-off which will star Channing Tatum in the title role, in order to work on Dark Universe.
This isn't the first time Gambit has lost a director with Liman himself a replacement for the departing Rupert Wyatt. It's unknown who will take over Gambit now.
Joining Tatum in the movie will be Léa Seydoux, star of Spectre and Blue Is The Warmest Colour. She will play Belladonna Boudreaux, the head of the Assassin’s Guild.
Gambit, who was previously portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is a mutant who can mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his every whim and desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled incard-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bō.