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Ava DuVernay To Direct The DCEU’s ‘New Gods’

The DC Extended Universe is about to get a lot bigger.

A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay is set to direct New Gods, based on Jack Kirby’s iconic DC characters, and who first appeared in 1971. No release date has been set at this time.

The New Gods DC characters include icons like Darkseid and Highfather. The stories themselves deal with the worlds of New Genesis and Apocalips, and their conflicts with each other. They exist in a realm called “The Fourth World.”

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The characters themselves have appeared in many animated shows and films, especially on the Justice League cartoon in the early 2000s.

DuVernay is no stranger to big-budget Hollywood productions. She helmed Disney‘s A Wrinkle in Time, which opened number two at the box office this past weekend. In addition, DuVernay directed the Best Picture nominee Selma and the Netflix documentary 13th.

This installment in the DCEU is going to take advantage of the vast catalogue of characters the company has control of. The next film in the DCEU is James Wan’s Aquaman, set to open on November 1st of this year.

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