By @HolocronJosh and @HolocronGeorge for @DCMotherbox
Two previously announced DC films will not be moving forward at Warner Bros. Ava Duvernay’s ‘New Gods’ and James Wan’s Aquaman spin-off, ‘The Trench’, are not part of the upcoming DC films slate, the studio confirmed Thursday:
“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 had been developing New Gods since the announcement of the project in 2018, and was penning the script with comic book author Tom King. Meanwhile, The Trench was set to be a horror spinoff of Aquaman and centered around the dangerous and monster-like sea creatures seen in the Jason Momoa led film in 2018. Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald had written the script with James Wan set to produce.
There are still many DC films and projects in development, with four set to release next year: The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Aquaman 2. Shows are also in active development and set to air on HBO Max, such as James Gunn’s Suicide Squad spin-off series centered on Peacemaker (John Cena), along with Matt Reeves’ Gotham PD series.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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