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Ava DuVernay Set to Direct DC Comics Film ‘New Gods’

Ava DuVernay is working on a new series titled "Red Line."

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 Godsaccording 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.

Per Deadline:

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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