THE NEW GODS: Ava DuVernay To Adapt Jack Kirby's DC Superhero Saga For Warner Bros.
The New Gods was the Genesis of the uber-villain Darkseid. Also called “Fourth World,” the Kirby creation debuted in a trilogy of related comics written and drawn by Kirby that were published in the very early 1970s: New Gods, Forever People and Mister Miracle. 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, which sounds like Dante’s version of hell. War ensues.
The studio is reportedly moving fast with a screenwriter for the film which now marks as DuVernay's second movie budgeted over $100 since becoming the first African American female director to helm such a big scale project in A Wrinkle In Time, adapting Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel for Walt Disney Pictures.