After directing the $ 100 million real-action film " A Wrinkle in Time ," Ava DuVernay is now scheduled to direct the superhero movie "New Gods" for Warner Bros. and DC Comics as part of the DC Extended Universe, according to a report from Variety on Thursday.
Based on the Jack Kirby comics created in the 70s, "New Gods" includes the characters Darkseid, Orion, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and others.
In the comics, the New Gods come from the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. While New Genesis is a blissful planet ruled by the Highfather, the planet of Apokolips is quite the opposite, dominated by the oppressive Darkseid rule.
DuVernay gave a not-so-subtle suggestion last year on Twitter about his participation in "New Gods" by responding to fan tweets about his favorite superhero: Big Barda.
This is the second superhero franchise for Warner Bros./DC Comics has hired a director, after Patty Jenkins turned "Wonder Woman" into a movie hit.