WB cancels James Wan’s The Trench and Ava DuVernay’s New Gods
It was two of the most exciting projects in development at the studio, but now Warner Bros. Aquaman spin off The trench and Ava DuVernay’s New gods, selon The Hollywood Reporter.
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« As part of our DC list, some legacy development titles including New gods and The sliced will not go forwardWarner Bros. and DC in a press release. ” 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.«
Tom, I loved writing NEW GODS with you. I am upset that the saga of Barda, Scott, Granny, Highfather and The Furies ends like this. Diving into Kirby’s fourth world was the adventure of a lifetime. It cannot be removed. Thank you for your friendship. And remember … #DarkseidIs pic.twitter.com/XyyIjcB8Wv
– Ava DuVernay (@ava) 1 avril 2021
Sources report that the decision to roll back development on the projects came as DC Films President Walter Hamada and other studio executives began to think about the list of upcoming comic book projects in development for. DC Extended Universe and thought there was no ” spot naturel»To move projects forward over the next few years. Rather than leaving the people involved with the projects hanging in development hell without a clear road ahead, the studio has chosen to shut down development for now.
That being said, however, it is said that Warner Bros. and DC are still open to revisiting projects later if the public clearly wished to continue revisiting the Atlantean and Cosmic worlds, with some insiders claiming WB believed Jason Momoa to be a sequel carried out. would suffice for the moment. When it comes to DuVernay’s sprawling epic, some sources claim that part of the decision to stop New gods‘the development came from a desire to put space between the film and Justice League de Zack Snyder, given that the former would include Darkseid as the villain, who was recently seen in the infamous director’s cut.
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While this is disappointing news, the future of the DCEU is still filled with exciting projects, which the studio hopes to keep linked in the same universe, except for one led by Robert Pattinson. The batman trilogy and its Gotham City Police Department derivative series. Other titles currently in the works in the Main Universe include the upcoming The suicide squad and its derivative series Peacemaker, New Line’s Black adam and Shazam! Fury of the gods, Coléoptère bleu, Supergirl, Batgirl, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Zatanna, Wonder Woman 3 and a spin-off of Themyscira, as well as a new Superman from screenwriter Ta-Nehisi Coates, although it’s currently unclear whether this will be a DCEU project.
Additionally, although Wan and DuVernay do not work on The trench and New gods for now, they’re still under DC’s fold as the former prepares to shoot his Aquaman sequel this summer while the latter co-wrote and produced the The CW adaptation of Naomi and executive production and direction of the HBO Max adaptation of the graphic novel Vertigo DMZ.