WB and DC Films are backtracking on their decision to green light New Gods and Aquaman spinoff, The Trench.
Variety reports that Warner Bros., and DC Films announced that they will no longer be moving forward with plans to adapt New Gods, and Aquaman spinoff, The Trench.
Both projects have been in the works as part of the DC cinematic slate for quite some time, and featured some pretty high profile individuals involved behind the scenes.
New Gods, for example, was meant to be helmed by Emmy winner Ava DuVernay, who would have been directing off of a script written by Tom King. Meanwhile, The Trench had tapped horror flick aficionado James Wan to direct, and Peter Safran to produce. (Wan also served as director for 2018’s Aquaman so bringing him on for the spinoff seemed like a perfect fit.)
In a statement released on Thursday (April 1), Warner Bros., said that while there are no plans to move forward with New Gods or The Trench currently, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re opposed to revisiting the idea later on down the line.
“As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward,” reads the Warner Bros., statement.“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.”