Ava duvernay’s new gods and James wan’s the trench are no longer being developed at Warner bros.. The two films are set to explore two of the more unusual parts of the DC extended universe.
James wan made a pivot to superhero movies with Aquaman in 2018. As a spin-off, the trench was wan returning to the horror roots he established with saw and the conjuring.
Duvernay would have been the first woman of color to helm a DC superhero film had new gods gone forward. Love & basketball director Gina prince-bythewood similarly made history when she was attached to direct a Spider-Man spinoff.
Duvernay celebrated her and writing partner Tom King’s work on the project. Despite Warner Bros.’s decision to move on, duvernay celebrated the work.
Tom is 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.