Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films have canceled two of their high profile films which were currently in development.
James Wan’s “Aquaman” spin-off “The Trench” and Ava DuVernay’s “New Gods” were announced around 3 years ago.
In a statement released by Warner Bros. they had the following to say;
“As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.”
DuVernay and Tom King had been working on ‘New Gods’ for the past 3 years which is based on Jack Kirby comic creations which introduced the tyrannical Darkseid and his polluted dystopian world of Apokolips in war with the idyllic and beautiful world of New Genesis.
“The Trench” was a horror-tinged project dealing with the titular creatures glimpsed in a key sequence in “Aquaman”. Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald had written the script, which Wan was developing as a producer with collaborator Peter Safran.