It was reported last week that Warner Bros. and DC have signed on A Wrinkle in Time director, Ava DuVernay, to direct The New Gods. It seems DuVernay isn’t wasting any time in preparing for her new director job.
She recently posted an image of a page from The New Gods #1 comic book in an Instagram Story. The comic book was released way back on February 3, 1971. The Epilogue on the picture reads as follows-
“There came a time when the old gods died! The brave died with the cunning! The noble Perished, locked in battle with unleashed evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!”
The upcoming adaptation of legendary artist Jack Kirby’s The New Gods will be the second $100M-plus film for the African-American director, the first being A Wrinkle in Time. DuVernay is popular for her work on the historical drama film Selma.It was nominated for multiple Golden Globes and Academy Awards. The New Gods film will be her first official foray into the superhero world.
Talking more about The New Gods, the film will focus on twin alien planets, an idyllic and peaceful planet New Genesis and a nightmarish hellscape Apokolips. New Genesis is ruled by the benevolent Highfather, while Apokolips is ruled by the despot Darkseid.
Both planets were once one and the same, but the Old Gods decided to split them after the apocalyptic event known as Ragnarok. The film will likely depict the long-running conflict between the cosmic worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips.
Notably, The New Gods will likely not be connected to the current DC Extended Universe. It will be aimed at creating a new universe of properties for Warner Bros. The film studio is currently looking out for a screenwriter to put together the film’s story.
Pursue News will bring you more information about the film as we get it. So, just stay tuned.
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