Tom King, writer of DC's Batman and Mister Miracle titles, is reportedly joining director Ava DuVernay as co-writer on the upcoming New Gods movie for Warner Bros.
King and artist Mitch Gerads collaborated on a New Gods-centric miniseries for DC titled Mister Miracle, which followed the adventures of the titular hero and Big Barda as they interacted with characters from New Genesis and Apokolips.
DuVernay confirmed the blockbuster announcement by sharing a picture of herself with King, stating, "Hey @TomKingTK Ready to write NEW GODS, buddy? A."
Last week DC announced King would be ending his Batman run with issue #80 after rumors started swirling that he was being removed from the title. However, following the announcement DC also revealed King would team with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator Clay Mann for the 12-issue Batman/Catwoman series, set to launch in January 2020. The team-up comic will continue the threads King began in Batman with the Dark Knight proposing to Catwoman. Batman #50 shocked fans by having Catwoman stand Batman up at the altar, with the issues since building to an eventual confrontation between the former lovers.
DuVernay was announced as the director for the DC film in March 2018, making her the third female director within what has been dubbed the DC Extended Universe, following Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)'s Cathy Yan. At the time of the announcement, a writer was not revealed for the film, making it unclear if DuVernay would be the one to pen the screenplay or if the studio would take the project out to writers.
Directed by Ava Duvernay, New Gods is currently in development at Warner Bros. The film does not have a release date.