Ava DuVernay Will Direct the DC Comics Movie 'New Gods'!

Emmett Rice
March 17, 2018

If the visuals in A Wrinkle In Time are an indication, it proves that DuVernay is more than capable of crafting a story using deeply rich worlds that have plenty of potential to expand.

DuVernay closed the deal ahead of the release of Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, and The New Gods will be another $100M-plus film for the star director.

This a huge addition to the DC films line.

The New Gods storyline is full of some of the most unbelievable and colourful characters in comics, and has elements of fantasy and science-fiction. He's the Godfather of the comic book world. Here's to good luck on transferring the New Gods world from comic book to screen.

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Ava DuVernay is moving into the superhero world.

Are you excited about the prospect of an Ava DuVernay-directed New Gods movie? "Many reasons" was her reply.

The New Gods are exactly that-they're new gods. For example, the New Gods of Earth Prime are the same New Gods of Earth-2. Even just as a book adaptation, Wrinkle is a very faithful movie that stretches the boundaries of imagination and possibility, and does plenty for young girls, especially girls of color. New Genesis is a idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather. Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips, a hellish planet. While it's a surprise that DC would be taking their live-action cinematic universe in this cosmic direction, it's not a shock that DuVernay would want the gig. Who are the New Gods and why are they more important to DC today than they were in the 70s? In fact, the studio has a bad habit of announcing films and then never getting them off the ground, and today, we have another to add to the list: The New Gods. Due to their superior technology and close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, these New Gods have evolved into genetically stable higher beings of evolutionary perfection. He's known for his Mobius Chair, which allows him to travel to and observe different dimensions at will.

Taken from her mother at an early age, Barda grew up on Apokolips in Granny Goodness's "Orphanage" where she was trained in the art of battle.

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