It’s been more than a year since director Ava DuVernay was roped in by Warner Bros. to direct the New Gods film which is an adaptation of legendary artist Jack Kirby’s The New Gods comic. The project has been in early development since then and there haven’t been any strong updates to show much progress till now.
Earlier this week, The Wrap’s film journalist Umberto Gonzalez reported an important announcement that the critically acclaimed comic book writer Tom King is on board the New Gods film to co-write its script with DuVernay. The news instantly got its vote of approval and proof of its authenticity when the director herself thanked the journalist for reporting it–you can find the tweet below.
Now, King has also responded to the news with a tweet quoting a line from prologue at the beginning of the first issue of New Gods: “There came a time when the Old Gods died…”
Details regarding the DC characters set to be introduced in the movie aren’t available yet. But going by the comic incarnation, characters such as Granny Goodness, Desaad, Godfrey, and DC’s trump card villain Darkseid are expected to play a major role.
Earlier last July, Upgrade movie actor Logan Marshall-Green began to campaign to take on the role of Mr. Miracle in New Gods. Surprisingly, his tweet also got the attention of DuVernay so it seems like the actor might have possibly had unofficial or official talks with the director and could be a contender for the role.
There’s still a long way to go for the project as King and DuVernay will begin piecing together a story for New Gods. The two will have to get a draft penned and approved by the execs at Warner Bros. before they can actively start working on the project.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) May 30, 2019
Source: Tom King
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