The films were shelved by Warner!
The future of DC Comics Universe in theaters has just suffered two losses: New Gods e The Trench, film derived from Aquaman that would be focused on the creatures of the Pit. According to The Hollywood Reporter the two features were shelved by Warner.
In New Gods, a project that was commanded by Ava DuVernay, we would see the powerful DC characters known as the biggest enemies of Apokolips e Darkseid, entering numerous wars against the space dictator. Tom King, acclaimed comic book writer, known for his love of Lord Miracle, one of the New Gods, had been assisting DuVernay in the script since 2018.
, Ava DuVernay spoke about the cancellation, saying she was upset by the news:
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 pic.twitter.com/XyyIjcB8Wv— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 1, 2021
“Tom, I loved writing NEW GODS with you. I am upset that the Barda saga, Lord Miracle, Grandma Goodness, Heavenly Father and The Furies ends like this. Diving into Kirby’s Fourth World was the adventure of a lifetime. This cannot be erased. Thanks for your friendship. And remember… Darkseid is…
Already in The Trench, which would have James Wan | as a director, we would explore more about the dreadful Moat region and the abyssal creatures we saw in the Aquaman film. The film would be all horror and had a script written by Noah Gardner e Aidan Fitzgerald, with Peter Safran acting as a co-producer alongside Wan.
In an official statement, Warner and DC said:
“As part of our DC timeline, some titles in development like New Gods and The Trench will not go forward. 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 continuing our partnership with them in other stories. These projects will remain in their skillful hands, should they move forward in the future. ”
One of the pit’s fearsome abyss
The news of the cancellation does not take fans by surprise. Since the announcement, little news about the two projects has been released, which already suggested that there was little investment by the studio in both productions. The statement indicates, however, that we can still see the characters appearing in other stories or, if things change in the future, the resumption of this endeavor.
Currently, the two directors continue to work on DC Comics properties. Ava DuVernay is involved in the Arrowverse series of Naomi, whose pilot is preparing to be filmed, while James Wan | is preparing for the long-awaited Aquaman 2, whose filming is due to begin soon.
What are DC Comics’ next projects?
Despite the shelving, there’s a lot of DC in development!
In theaters, DC Comics is already with Black Adam; Shazam! Gods Fury, The Batman e The Flash in an advanced stage of development. The third film from Wonder Woman is also being worked on.
In the series we have Pacifier, spin-off de The Suicide Squad; The third season of Fate Patrol; A second season of Stargirl; It’s the Arrowverso, which currently has Batwoman, The Flash e Legends of Tomorrow and works the last seasons of Supergirl e Black Lightning, While Superman & Lois Lane shines in its release year.
Among the announced projects, varying in stages of development we have: The films of Batgirl, do Blue Beetle, Man hour, Super Shock, Zatanna and the new Superman. The series derived from The Batman, focused on the gotham police; The series of Green Lanterns; and the spin-off of Black Lightning focused on Painkiller; The series Dark Justice League e do Constantine were also announced.
A film by Supergirl seems to have been shelved, as well as the series Wonder Girl, focused on Yara Fluorine, the Brazilian Wonder Woman, and the derivative of Arrow, Green Arrow and The Canaries.
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