Warner Bros. have pulled the plug on two of their upcoming DC movies
DC have also released their second lengthy trailer this week for the new Suicide Squad movie.
It appears that after the recent release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, Warner Bros. and DC are doing some spring-cleaning, announcing that they are no longer moving forward with two of their upcoming projects.
The New Gods was set to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle In Time), based on the comic book series by Jack Kirby, which detailed the origin story of Darkseid, who we were introduced to on the big screen in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Additionally, The Trench was to be directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman), and would be based around the deep sea creatures layer we first saw in the Aquaman movie. The film was intended to be a horror, and would've been Wan's next movie once he finished production on Aquaman 2.
Warner Bros. and DC released a statement (via Deadline), saying the following:
"As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving 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 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."
So now, as it stands, this is the DC line-up as we know it:
The Suicide Squad - 6 August 2021
The Batman - 4 March 2022
Black Adam - 29 July 2022
The Flash - 4 November 2022
Aquaman 2 - 16 December 2022
Shazam! Fury of the Gods - 2 June 2023
Other titles, from Wonder Woman 3 to Green Lantern Corps. to a new Superman, are all in active development.
Meanwhile, just a few days after dropping their first full-length trailer for The Suicide Squad, WB and DC have released another (much less violent) one:
Clip via Warner Bros.