Back in 2017, it was announced that development had begun on a film centered around the New Gods, a popular comic created by Jack Kirby, it’s now been confirmed via the Hollywood Reporter that the film is indeed not moving forward at this time. This move also includes the shelving of James Wan‘s Aquaman spin-off, The Trench. It seems that DC wants to refocus their Warner Bros had this to say about the recent decisions:
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.
There had been little to no word on either project for quite some time. We’d heard that Tom King joined Duvernay on the project. He was co-writing it, but it went silent shortly after. The article states that Warner Bros couldn’t find a place to put the film on its release slate. It seems that Darkseid’s recent appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League is also one of the reasons for this decision, as the studio wanted space between the two projects. It’s a shame they aren’t moving forward and hopefully, it could see the light of day in the near future once their figure out their future DC slate.