Ava DuVernay Will Direct Kirby’s THE NEW GODS

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Selma’ filmmaker Ava DuVernay has signed on to take the helm for a big-budget adaptation of legendary comic artist/writer Jack Kirby’s iconic DC Comics title ‘The New Gods’ for Warner Bros.

First introduced in 1971 as part of Kirby’s “Fourth World Saga,” a series of four interconnected comic books, The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips.

New Genesis is an idyllic planet filled with unspoiled forests, mountains, and rivers and is ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a nightmarish, polluted and ruined dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits and is ruled by the tyrant Darkseid.

According to Deadline, the plan is for a stand-alone feature, but you can be sure that will change if Kirby’s creation proves popular at the box office.

A WRINKLE IN TIME is released in Irish cinemas March 23, 2018.