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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Looks like the stumble that was Justice League isn’t slowing Warner Bros. and DC Films down any. In fact, it looks like they’re looking to go big or go home. And by big, I mean big.

According to a new report from Deadline, Ava DuVernay, the helmer behind Disney’s latest flick, A Wrinkle in Time, is set to head over to the DC Extended Universe to direct New Gods. That’s right. It looks like all that talk of the “old gods” in Justice League wasn’t just talk, after all. With New Gods, they’ll be looking to catapult the DCEU into the galactic realm.

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So who and what are the New Gods? The characters themselves are inhabitants of twin planets New Genesis and Apokolips. One is all pretty and nice, and the latter is a dark and fiery one ruled by the tyrannical Darkseid. So yeah, this stuff is pretty out there, and this is even more interesting is the fact that Darkseid was originally likely going to be introduced in Justice League and utilized as the main villain Justice League Part 2. Clearly, things have changed quite a bit since then.

Some of the New Gods are characters like Highfather, Metron, Darkseid, Big Barda, Orion, Granny Goodness, and Mister Miracle.

Given that things will be getting pretty darn crazy in the Fourth World in which these characters inhabit, it makes sense they’d go for a director who just finished up another mind-tripping adventure of her own with A Wrinkle in Time.

What do you think about this move from DC? Do you have any interest in a New Gods movie? Sound off down below.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.