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New Gods: Ava DuVernay Gives Tongue-in-Cheek Script Update

Fans have finally received an update on the upcoming New Gods film's script through a humorous response provided by the film's director/co-writer Ava DuVernay.

DuVernay was recently asked on Twitter if their were any updates regarding her DC film's script. "Writing with [Tom King] like Barda in a battle," she responded. "Strong and fearing no man."

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In her Tweet, DuVernay is referring to the DC character of Big Barda. A member of the New Gods, Barda is a superheroine who boasts the powers of immortality and super strength. The character was created by the late, great Jack Kirby and first appeared in 1971's Mister Miracle #4.

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The New Gods are a race of beings from the planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. Written and illustrated by Kirby, first issue of The New Gods was released in 1971. Famous New Gods in DC Comics include Mister Miracle and Darkseid, the latter begin already confirmed for the film.

DuVernay is writing the New Gods script along with famed comic book writer Tom King. The writer is well-known for his recent run on DC's mainline Batman series, but has also written Vision, Grayson and, of course Mister Miracle -- which prominently features the couple of Mister Miracle/Scott Free and Big Barda/Barda Free.

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Directed by Ava DuVernay with a script by DuVernay and Tom King, New Gods currently has no release date or cast announced.

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