Straight off the heels of premiering Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, director Ava DuVernay is ready to lend her magic touch to another exciting project.
Variety is reporting that Ava DuVernay has been pinpointed to direct an adaptation of New Gods, from DC Extended Universe.
New Gods is based on a DC Comics series of the same name. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first issue of 1971’s New Gods open with a bold statement, “There came a time when the old Gods died!”
Ava DuVernay’s favorite superhero is Barda, according to the Hollywood Reporter who wrote:
Barda — Ava DuVernay’s favorite superhero, she revealed on Twitter — was once the leader of the Female Furies, having been raised since childhood by Granny Goodness. She abandoned both Darkseid’s service and Apokolips as a whole after falling in love with Mister Miracle, and instead devoted herself to fighting the nihilism at the heart of her former cause alongside her love, and later, husband. In many ways Orion’s counterpart — she, too, struggles against inner darkness in an attempt to fight for optimism and a better way that isn’t inherently inside her — Barda’s love for Mister Miracle provides an emotional anchor to the vast mythology at the heart of the Fourth World Saga as a whole, and makes her one of the most well-rounded characters in the entire epic. If DuVernay decides to use her as the point-of-view character for the movie, she’ll have chosen well.
Ava DuVernay also made history becoming Hollywood’s first woman of color to direct an action movie with a mega-budget of $100 million.
A Wrinkle In Time debuted to $33.3 million, coming second only to Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, marking the first time two movies with black filmmakers held the top two positions at the box office.