DC Comics writer and New Gods scribe Tom King has revealed when he’ll start writing the script for the DC Comics blockbuster.
According to King, he will begin work on the script for Ava DuVernay’s New Gods as soon as San Diego Comic Con ends this weekend. King confirmed this in an interview with The Wrap during a Comic Con Museum fundraiser where he told them, “I start writing it on Monday.”
The Wrap previously reported back in May that the Eisner Award winning comic book writer would be penning the script.
Presently, King is the writer for DC’s ongoing Batman book, but will be stepping away from the title after he completes his planned City of Bane arc. He is set to get his own Batman title called Batman/Catwoman in early 2020. In 2017, King wrote the critically successful Mister Miracle starring New Gods characters Scott Free and Big Barda.
Created by comics legend Jack Kirby in 1971, New Gods focuses on twin alien planets, the idyllic New Genesis and the hellish Apokolips, ruled by equally powerful but morally opposite leaders — New Genesis by the benevolent Highfather, and Apokolips by the despot Darkseid. The comics have depicted Darkseid’s efforts to destabilize the fragile peace between the worlds as part of his scheme to eliminate free will from the universe. Darkseid is one of the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe and a constant threat to the Justice League.
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