If there is one film I wish they would hurry up with it’s Ava DuVernay’s New Gods. It features some DC classic characters created by the legendary Jack Kirby in the ’70s when he was mad at Marvel. But it’s been a while since we have heard anything about the status of the film.
Luckily today we got a little update from DuVernay when she was replying to a fan on Twitter. In the exchange where she was asked for news she said, “Because you asked so nicely…working on fourth draft of a scene featuring All Widow this week.”
Because you asked so nicely… working on fourth draft of a scene featuring All Widow this week. xo https://t.co/mZgPQdE8dD
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 6, 2020
All Widow? Unless you are well-versed in Kirby’s DC Comics’ Fourth World, that is not a name you would be familiar with. She is the queen of the Bugs. They are an insectoid race that lives underneath the paradise of New Genesis. If you’ve seen the latest season of Young Justice: Outsiders, then you’d be familiar with at least one bug, Forager.
In case your not familiar with the New Gods, they are a race of ancient immortal beings. They are made up of two races that are always at each other’s throats. Those from New Genesis, where the kind Highfather rules and Apokolips, where the evil Darkseid rules.
As a big fan of Kirby’s DC characters, specifically Mr. Miracle, it makes me happy to hear that DuVernay is really digging deep with the characters of New Genesis. If All Widow ends up in the film, I would also expect to see Forager, which would be great. I would expect to see the bug race in the same way the Trench was used in Aquaman, as part of a journey for the main characters.
Also confirmed for the film are The Furies which include Bernadeth, Lashina, Mad Harriet, and Stompa. Although there have been other Furies in the past these are the ones that appear the most. If they are all involved you can also expect Granny Goodness right? Along with them Darkseid will finally make his big-screen debut.
I am very excited for them to wrap this up and get to casting. Especially for Miracle and Big Barda. Personally I think that Adam Scott would be a great choice for Scott Free (Miracle) and Gina Carano would be perfect for Big Barda. Who would you cast for characters from the 4th World? Let us know in the comment section below!