AVA DUVERNAY TO DIRECT DC COMICS 'NEW GODS'

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Ava DuVernay is on board to direct “New Gods” at Warner Bros. based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The movie marks the second major superhero tentpole directed by a woman, following Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman.”

The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is an idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits ruled by the tyrant Darkseid. New Genesis and Apokolips call themselves gods, living outside of normal time and space in a realm known as the Fourth World.