Ava DuVernay to Make Movie History (Again) as the Director of a Live-Action ‘New Gods’ Adaptation

The reviews of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time have been pretty atrocious, but director Ava DuVernay is already moving on to bigger and better things and is about to make history once again. According to Deadline. DuVernay, who is the first woman of color to be nominated for a Golden Globe for directing and whose work on Wrinkle made her the first woman of color to direct a $100 million live-action movie, will become the first woman of color to direct a movie based on a DC Comics property once the ink dries on her deal with Warner Bros. to make a live-action New Gods movie.

The New Gods were created and designed by comic book legend Jack Kirby and first appeared in New Gods #1 in February 1971. They are a powerful race of beings who reside on the twin planets New Genesis and Apokolips, the former a beautiful utopia ruled by the benevolent Highfather, the latter a nightmarish hellhole governed by the tyrannical Darkseid. We got our first glimpses of the evil New Gods and Apokolips in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League so the stage is set for DuVernay to take a deep dive into the incredible mythology Kirby created and bring to life characters like Orion, Mr. Miracle and Big Barda. Speaking of which, when asked which New God was her favorite, DuVernay said…

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