Ava DuVernay to Direct New DC Film “New Gods”

It’s easy to say that Ava DuVernay is have one heck of a year! It has been reported that the acclaimed director will be taking her talents to the superhero universe!

According to Variety, the Selma director is set to direct the new DC film “New Gods.” The forthcoming film is based on the DC comic series of the same name. Released in 1971, the comic was created and designed by Jack Kirby. Not only is this a first for the award-winning director, but she’s making history in the process! This movie will mark the second major superhero film directed by a woman since Patty Jenkins directed the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman.

The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips, Variety reports. “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.”

For now, there are no details on the premiere date for the forthcoming film. For now, DuVernay is enjoying the success from her newest film, A Wrinkle in Time. The film, which had a production budget of $100 million, grossed $42.2 million in its first six days in North America –making DuVernay the first woman of color to do so. A Wrinkle in Time, starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kailing and Storm Ried, is currently in theaters.

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