New Gods director Ava DuVernay made a huge announcement yesterday on Twitter that has comic book fans buzzing.
DuVernay was recently tapped to direct the big screen adaptation of Jack Kirby’s classic DC Comics Fourth World series with a live action New Gods movie. DuVernay took to Twitter to announce that she has found someone to write the upcoming Warner Brothers film.
According to DuVernay and Deadline, comic book writer Tom King has come on board to co-write the upcoming film. King is a veteran DC Comics writer who currently writes Batman for DC Comics along with the upcoming Batman/Catwoman miniseries starting January of 2020. King is an Eisner Award winning writer who won for his critically acclaimed Mister Miracle series.
Hey @TomKingTK. Ready to write NEW GODS, buddy? A. ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/FFpLDt75mm
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 29, 2019
Mister Miracle is the son of the New God Highfather. In order to prevent war with Apokalips, Highfather and the lord of Apokalips Darkseid agree to trade their sons to prevent each other from attacking. Mister Miracle aka Scott Free is raised on the brutal planet by Granny Goodness while Darkseid’s son Orion is raised on New Genesis. When Scott escapes to Earth, Darkseid uses it as an excuse to re-ignite the war with New Genesis.
It’s unclear what the plot of the upcoming New Gods film will be or if Scott will either play a pivotal role of be set up for a solo film, but it will be interesting to see what story King and DuVernay tell. As a comic book fan, it’s always been a dream of mine to see the writers who bring these worlds and characters to life be tapped to adapt them to the big screen.
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