A New Gods film is now in development from Warner Bros. and DC Films and Ava DuVernay is nearing a deal to become the director of the film. We break down what all this news means and what we hope to see in the film.
Ava DuVernay to direct a New Gods film for Warner Bros./DC Films – Deadline
- Known for directing Selma (nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture), 13th (nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature), and A Wrinkle in Time (1st female of color to direct a film with a $100+ million budget)
- Named Big Barda her favorite superhero back in December on Twitter
- Kario Salem (Chasing Mavericks) will work with DuVernay on the script
- “There is no connection to the other DC worlds being exploited for film right now by Warner Bros”
- The Film
- Unique cosmic story/visual world
- Not really superheroes
- Mix of fantasy/science fiction/Themyscira
- Key Characters – Orion, Darkseid and Highfather, Scott Free (Mister Miracle) and Big Barda
- Will it visit Earth?
- Hard to adapt? Big ideas, personal story
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