When it comes to superhero films, it seems like, more often than not, studios decide on a film and approach various directors in hopes of securing someone with a shared vision for a project. According to director Ava DuVernay, however, that’s not what happened when it came to being hired for New Gods. Warner Bros. surprised DC Comics fans earlier this year when it was revealed that DuVernay would be directing the film. It has now been revealed that she is the one who requested to make the New Gods movie and that Warner Bros. gave the approval.
In her recent tweet during a recent Q&A, she explained how she convinced DC to make a New Gods movie and to let her direct it.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 3, 2018
No other details are known about the New Gods movie, which is based on the characters created by Jack Kirby, but it has been said to be standalone and have no connection to the other DC worlds. New Gods is just one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films.
The ‘New Gods’ are natives of the twin planets of idyllic New Genesis ruled by the High father and Apokolips, a dystopia-filled world ruled by tyrant Darkseid – who is the arch-nemesis of the Justice League. The two planets call themselves Gods as they live outside the normal time and space in a realm known as the Fourth World. Around half a dozen ‘New Gods’ series have been published since the original in 1971 – with the most recent ‘The New 52’ being released in 2011.
Source: Ava DuVernay (via Twitter)