Ava DuVernay’s New Gods Gets Writer

Last week, we reported on A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay locking down her second $100M-plus film in the form of The New Gods for DC and Warner Bros. At the time of the report, there weren’t many details from the source, but Deadline has since reported some extra news.

According to the outlet, the studio has hired Chasing Mavericks scribe Kario Salem to write a draft of the film for DuVernay. Sadly, his writing experience has been limited to only a handful of titles, including a couple episodes of a series from the early 2000s called The Beast. This would be his first screenwriting gig since 2012’s Chasing Mavericks. As such, it’ll be difficult to tell whether or not the film will be any good.

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As of right now, The New Gods‘ connection to the DC Extended Universe is unclear (though I erroneously reported it that was definitely confirmed for the DCEU in the original report), but I wouldn’t be surprised if — should this be a success — it would be connected. Chances are, they’ll keep quiet about it until it suits them to connect the films. Given how galactic the story is in scale, there is no reason for them to connect them directly, which is likely for the best.

The New Gods will be based on the Jack Kirby series. Among the characters that make up New Gods are Mister Miracle, Big Barda, and Darkseid.

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SOURCE: Deadline

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