As reported a few months ago, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay was tapped to direct a New Gods film for the Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe franchise.
Details on the project so far have been very limited, but this didn’t stop fans from speculating how this film would work within the constantly expanding franchise. One side has argued that this is another rushed effort by Warner Bros. to rival the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is beginning to delve into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe post-Infinity War. Others disagree and have voiced only positivity for the production.
However, regardless of where fans may stand on the DC Extended Universe, it’s future, and the New Gods, it isn’t difficult to see that DuVernay is incredibly optimistic about her chance to helm a big budget superhero film. The director previously took to Twitter after it was announced that she was tapped to helm the movie to say that her favorite hero was Big Barda, a character from the New Gods mythos.
More recently though, DuVernay had a guest appearance on NBC’s Late Night where she recapped jurying for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and more importantly got a chance to talk about how she feels about touching a comic adaptation such as the one she is about to undertake. DuVernay praised the characters and deemed them to be “sublime” and paid an emphasized tribute to the late Jack Kirby, who created the New Gods in 1971.
You can catch the interview here:
— Chris Sylvia (@sylvioso) May 22, 2018