'A Wrinkle in Time' Director Ava DuVernay Set to Take On DC's Superhero Epic 'New Gods'
By Zach Seemayer
After taking audiences on a multi-dimensional journey through the cosmos in A Wrinkle in Time, director Ava DuVernay could soon be going on another intergalactic adventure for Warner Bros., with an adaptation of the superhero saga New Gods.
New Gods -- based on a series of DC comics originating in the 1970s and first penned by legendary comic book writer Jack Kirby -- involves a complex mythology and a pantheon of deities who hail from two twin planets, the idyllic New Genesis and the hellish dystopia known as Apokolips.
"This was my kind of big fantasy [movie] and I've done it and, you know, I like to jump genres. So I'll see what I jump into next," she said, adding that she had been "thinking about" what she'd like to do next.
If Warner Bros.' New Gods moves forward with DuVernay -- who is also known for directing the 2014 historical drama Selma and the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th -- she would be the first woman of color to direct a DC Comics film.