Ava DuVernay, director of A Wrinkle In Time, will helm a film based on DC Comics’ pantheon of New Gods.
According to Deadline, DuVernay is close to locking down a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Comics to bring the New Gods to the big screen. DuVernay comes hot off the heels of A Wrinkle In Time, but is perhaps best known for directing the historical drama Selma.
The New Gods are the brainchild of the legendary Jack Kirby and include the likes of Big Barda, Granny Goodness, Orion, Metron and, of course, Darkseid. They debuted in 1971’s The New Gods #1 and quickly cemented themselves as comics legends. More recently, Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle comic book run has become an introduction to the many denizens of Apokolips and New Genesis.
It is currently unknown how exactly the New Gods will connect to the larger DC Extended Universe, but Justice League opened new, cosmic possibilities for the franchise. After all, the foundation for Apokolips was established with Parademons and Steppenwolf in the film, and there was a pretty overt Darkseid tease.
The New Gods will be the second live-action DC Comics film to be directed by a woman; Patty Jenkins steered last year’s Wonder Woman to critical and box office success.
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