Warner Bros are not really winning DC fans of late with their announcements, having put an end to the clamour of Zack Snyder to be reinstated to the superhero universe and also confirming that there are no plans to release the David Ayer director’s cut of Suicide Squad.

They have now confirmed that THE TRENCH, a horror spin off from the popular Aquaman film is no longer in development, which is a shame as a watery scare fest superhero flick seemed a pretty good idea. The main reason being stated is because James Wan who was going to produce the film, is too busy planning Aquaman 2 to put the wheels in motion for the spin off to happen.

Here is the official statement:

As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including 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.”

All eyes are now on DC’s The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn, with Warner Bros hoping this will continue the feel good factor, generated by the success of the recent Justice League cut by Snyder.