Following the release of A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay is set to direct another $100 million film.
DuVernay is closing a deal with Warner Bros and DC to direct a screen adaptation of Jack Kirby’s 1971 comic book New Gods, according to Deadline.
She would be the second woman to direct a superhero film for DC, following Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, which grossed over $400 million at the domestic box office in 2017.
The New Gods came into existence after the world of the gods of classic mythology were destroyed during Ragnarok. The deities inhabit two planets: one is New Genesis, a lush paradise, and the other Apokolips.
Kario Salem has signed on as a screenwriter for the film.
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