Ava DuVernay’s New Gods and James Wan’s The Trench are done being developed at Warner Bros., as indicated by The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and Variety. The two movies, set to explore two of the more unusual parts of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), seemed like they might have been intriguing diversions from the tone and style set up in films like Justice League and Batman v Superman. Be that as it may, in the turbulent world of DC film adaptations, nothing is sure.
James Wan made a pivot to superhero movies with Aquaman in 2018, bringing an action packed, slightly more goofy energy to a cinematic universe that was woefully requiring something fun. As a spin-off, The Trench was Wan getting back to the loathsomeness roots he set up with Saw and The Conjuring. The film should zero in on the creepy deep sea fish kingdom Aquaman joins forces with in Wan’s original DC film.
New Gods might have been significantly more critical to working out the DCEU, investigating New Genesis, the home planet of the New Gods and opponents to Darkseid, who is basically the Thanos of DC funnies. DuVernay would have been the first woman of color to helm a DC hero film had New Gods gone ahead. Love and Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood also left a mark on the world when she was appended to coordinate a Spider-Man side project. Presently, the two projects have been cancelled.
Despite Warner Bros.’ choice to proceed onward, DuVernay praised the work her and composing accomplice Tom King did on the project.
As is regularly the situation in Hollywood, just because either project is not, at this point being developed, doesn’t mean DuVernay or Wan can’t return or will not keep on playing with WarnerMedia’s superhero shaped toys. In a proclamation gave to squeeze, Warner Bros. said it anticipated a proceeded with organization and that “[New Gods and The Trench] will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.”