Earlier at this time, DC Movies and Warner Bros. determined to pull the plug on two of DC Extended Universe projects that have been alleged to broaden the DC Movies’ lore of comic-book diversifications. The 2 initiatives have been Ava DuVernay’s helmed New Gods and James Wand and Peter Safran’s Aquaman spin-off The Trench. Whereas The Trench was a deliberate origin-cum-follow-up horror movie specializing in the monster creatures of the ocean featured in a particular sequence in 2018 Aquaman; New Gods would’ve taken DCEU to Apokolips and inter-planetary conflicts that includes Darkseid, Granny Goodness, and different Darkseifd rivals. Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has introduced that these movies will probably be actively canceled for now, with hopes of rematerialization of the tales if DCEU’s slate appears match to incorporate them sooner or later.
Out of the 2 movies, Ava DuVernay’s The New Gods was below speculations, with followers questioning how Ava would take up the New Gods storyline, which was teased on this 12 months’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League. In response to the cancellation of her challenge, Ava DuVernay has tweeted her gratitude to her co-writer on the challenge, Tom King
Ava DuVernay revealed how she was planning to introduce characters like Massive Barda, Izaya the Heir/Highfather, Mister Miracle/Scott Free, and Granny Goodness, the latter of which additionally marked her theatrical look debut in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, though in only a minor cameo. Notably, DuVernay’s New Gods would have been a direct adaptation of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World comedian e book collection and would have featured these supervillains on a collision course in opposition to one another.
Many are citing the appearance of Darkseid’s character in Zack’s Justice League as a doable cause for Warner Media canceling New Gods. Ever Snyder publicly revealed his plans for DCEU and the eventual launch of the Snyder Lower, followers have been divisive of DuVernay’s New Gods, with many contemplating her movie contradictory to Snyder’s authentic DCEU plans. Even Darkseid actor Ray Porter has come out in assist of Ava DuVernay, warning poisonous followers to “cease pestering” the Emmy-award-winning film-maker. Ava additionally responded to Ray’s supportive teet, thanking him for his gracious gesture.
DuVernay has, nevertheless, most likely not given up on hopes of New Gods, and neither has Warner Bros. explicitly thrown her challenge below the bus. In her reply to Ray Porter’s tweet, she appeared hopeful of reuniting with him for a future DC-inspired challenge, if not Jack Kirby’s New Gods. Warner Bros. has said that the challenge improvement, although on maintain, for now, may be taken up sooner or later when the studio feels the time is correct. As of but, Warner Bros. and DCEU are wanting ahead to the confirmed slate of movies set to launch within the subsequent two years beginning with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Furthermore, DC Movies have additionally lined up Matt Reeves’ The Batman for launch, with two sequels and a spin-off already greenlit.