2 Apr – Warner Bros and DC Films recently confirmed that they will no longer be developing two of their upcoming projects - "New Gods", which had Ava DuVernay attached to direct; as well as "The Trench", a spin-off of "Aquaman" previously reported to be helmed by James Wan.
Sources claimed that "The Trench" was halted due to Wan's busy schedule, while "New Gods" was complicated by its villain Darkseid already appearing in Zack Snyder's "Justice League".
Ava DuVernay - who would have been the first woman of colour to helm a DC superhero movie - also expressed her sadness over the decision, tweeting a photo of her with co-writer Tom King, and wrote, "Tom, I loved writing NEW GODS with you. I'm upset that the saga of Barda, Scott, Granny, Highfather and The Furies ends this way. Diving into Kirby's Fourth World was the adventure of a lifetime. That can't be taken away. Thank you for your friendship. And remember... #DarkseidIs"
For now, Warner Bros. and DC Films will focus on its upcoming titles, including "The Suicide Squad" (to be released on 6 August), "The Batman" (4 March 2022), and "Black Adam" (29 July 2022). Other related films in development including "Aquaman 2", "Shazam! Fury of the Gods", "Supergirl", "Green Lantern Corps", and "Static Shock".