Ava DuVernay To Adapt ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros. & DC | Film News

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Ava DuVernay To Adapt ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros. & DC | Film News


Ava DuVernay is not finished with blockbusters. With A Wrinkle In Time now out in cinemas, making DuVernay the first black woman to ever direct a feature with a budget over $100 million, DuVernay has now signed on to direct another large-scale blockbuster: an adaptation of Jack Kirby‘s The New Gods for Warner Bros. and DC.


This will without doubt be another project with a budget well over $100 million, and most of it will likely be used to bring Kirby’s comic world to life.


The New Gods debuted in the 1970s, and became the genesis of the super-villain Darkseid. In the comics, the group came into existence after the world of the gods of classic mythology were destroyed during Ragnarok. The deities inhabit two planets: one is New Genesis, a lush paradise, and the other Apokolips, which sounds like Dante’s version of hell. War ensues.


Darkseid was teased to be the big villain in a Justice League sequel in the past, but DC has confirmed that this project will remain separate from the rest of the DCEU. That’s good news, and gives DuVernay the freedom to tell her own, self-contained story without having to worry about continuity, or linking the characters to other films.


Reportedly, the search is underway for a writer who will work closely with the director on the project. However, don’t expect this one anytime soon, as DuVernay is now hard at work on her five-part Netflix series, The Central Park Five, which is due out next year.



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