We learned back in March 2018 that Ava DuVernay is lined up with The New Gods for Warner Bros. as they continue to look for ways to plumb the depths of the DC Comics catalog. Originally, the film has Kario Salem on board as the writer working with DuVernay to craft the story with its first draft but now she’s co-writing it with someone new and someone directly from the comics field with Tom King. King, as we noted earlier this week, is wrapping up his Batman storyline in the comics this year and doing a twelve-part Batman/Catwoman series but that won’t impact writing the screenplay with DuVernary.
King has just a bit of experience in writing the characters from the New Gods realm as he wrapped up the twelve-issue Mister Miracle series featuring a slew of them to great critical acclaim. While we recommend that as some great reading, I also suggest the standalone Omega Men series even more.
Deadline describes the property by saying, “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.”
[Source: The Wrap]