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Warner Bros. and DC films are opting to not move forward with the planned New Gods and The Trench films.

“As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward,” Warner Bros. and DC said in a 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,” Warner Bros. said in a statement.

New Gods was in development with Ava DuVernay set to direct and co-write with Tom King. DuVernay is still working with Warner Bros. and DC on the TV projects of DMZ and Naomi.

The Trench was set to be a horror film spinoff from Aquaman. Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald wrote the script, while James Wan and Peter Safran were producing. Wan remains set to direct Aquaman 2.

While the projects are dead for now, that doesn’t mean they are dead forever. While The Trench seems somewhat unlikely at this juncture, the idea that the New Gods will never be touched as a film seems highly unlikely.

Upcoming DC films that are either in pre or post-production include The Batman, The Flash, Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and more.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter