Wrinkle in Time Director Helming New Gods Movie For DC


Which characters from "New Gods" would you like to will see in the film directed by Ava DuVernay? Variety reports the news that DuVernay is officially on board to direct the New Gods film, a feature version of the original 1971 comic-book, which was created and designed by Jack Kirby.

The New Gods were originally created by prolific comic book artist/writer Jack Kirby, and first appeared in DC Comics in the early 70s. New Gods is absolutely bananas, and it might be fitting that DuVernay is going to be directing the movie since A Wrinkle In Time shows that she's not afraid of dialling the insane visuals up to 11. The acclaimed director is reportedly gearing up for her next directorial project, and this one is a superhero film.

DuVernay has flirted with superhero movies in the past, but it never quite worked out. DuVernay will become the second Black woman to direct a major superhero film - Gina Prince-Bythewood is attached to Marvel's Silver and Black.

Discover the details of the Ava DuVernay New Gods movie below.

The movie is part of the studio's DC Extended Universe, "New Gods", which is based on the DC Comics series of the same name.

It wouldn't be the first time that she was offered to direct an adaptation of a comic book property.

Warner Bros. recently reshuffled its DC film division after critical duds like "Justice League" and "Suicide Squad".

After the world of classic mythology gods were destroyed during Ragnarok, the New Gods emerged. It makes sense, then, that WB is interested in making a New Gods movie. The series consisted of figures like Darkseid, Highfather, Orion, Big Barda and Metron.

Scroll down below to look back at DuVernay's impressive history of cinematic firsts. One with defining traits is Metron, a New God who claims no allegiance to either of the twin planets. The high-powered race of alien characters came from the planets Apokolips and New Genesis.