Ava DuVernay has come on board to direct “New Gods” at Warner Bros. as part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe. “New Gods,” based on the DC Comics series of the same name, is aimed at creating a new universe of properties for the studio. Created and designed by Jack Kirby, the comic was first released in 1971.
Ava Duvernay will be the second women to direct a superhero movie. The first was Patty Jenkins when she directed wonderwoman.
The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is an idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits ruled by the tyrant Darkseid. New Genesis and Apokolips call themselves gods, living outside of normal time and space in a realm known as the Fourth World.
The funny thing is Ava will be able to direct her favorite superhero Big Barda. She confirmed this with a tweet last year.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 27, 2017
Ava Duvernay recently just directed a 100 million dollar movie, “A Wrinkle In Time.” The movie has done 42.2 million in the first six days. The movie was affected by the Black Panther success so it’s understandable. Ava is still one of the greatest directors right now.
DuVernay also directed the Oscar-nominated documentary “13th” and the civil-rights drama “Selma.” She is the creator and executive producer of the OWN series “Queen Sugar.”
“New Gods” would be a major addition to the DC Extended Universe, which Warner Bros. launched in 2013 to take advantage of the massive DC library and compete with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. The DCEU launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed by “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Justice League,” which was the lowest grosser of the five titles, with $657.9 million worldwide.
This is my reaction Ava directing this film:
MY GOD MY GOD!!! I’m getting an Ava DuVernay directed New Gods film. We are certain to have a diverse cast and I’m certain we gone get a WoC as Big Barda. Me right now pic.twitter.com/Ils0yO7QVE
— The Niggadly Maw (@BlckBolex) March 15, 2018