Last March, it was revealed that DC and Warner Bros. were working on a film based on Jack Kirby's New Gods, with director Ava DuVernay confirming that the film was in "early development" a few months later. Since then, however, the project has remained shrouded in mystery.
As such, fans of the New Gods/Fourth World will be delighted to know that some new details regarding the plot of the upcoming film may have finally come to light.
According to a report from We Got This Covered, which cites anonymous sources "close" to the publication, the New Gods adaptation will largely center around the characters of Mister Miracle and Big Barda as they attempt to make their escape from the Darkseid-ruled planet of Apokolips. Additionally, the conflict, both political and military, between Apokolips and New Genesis will come into play.
In the DC comics, Mister Miracle is a master escape artist and the biological son of New Genesis rulers Highfather and Avia, as well as the adopted son of the wicked Darkseid. Meanwhile, Big Barda is the fierce leader of the Apokolips military outfit the Female Furies.
After falling in love, the two made their escape from Darkseid's world in order to become a force for good among the DC universe's other costumed heroes, residing on Earth under the alter egos Scott and Barda Free.
Recently, the pair appeared as the focal point of Tom King and Mitch Gerads' critically acclaimed 12-issue limited series Mister Miracle.
Directed by Ava Duvernay, New Gods is currently in development at Warner Bros. The film does not have a release date.