“I mean, anything’s possible”: Ava DuVernay’s Canceled New Gods Movie Might Be Reinstated Under James Gunn, Reveals Comic Book Writer Tom King

“I mean, anything’s possible”: Ava DuVernay’s Canceled New Gods Movie Might Be Reinstated Under James Gunn, Reveals Comic Book Writer Tom King
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New Gods is one of those DC Films projects that most of the fans might not have even known was in production, which depicts the scale of mismanagement that Warner Bros. Discovery had been going through under the previous leadership. Films like Batwoman were also caught in the crossfire of this situation until Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav made the executive decision to bring in some new blood in the form of James Gunn and Peter Safran to lead the future of the DCEU.

David Zaslav, James Gunn, and Peter Safran

And it seems like Gunn has taken over the loose reigns of the company and decided to take any casualties with future projects and flip them over to create something new.

In a recent interview with CBR, comic book writer Tom King, who was the co-writer of the New Gods film with Ava DuVernay revealed that the film might get a green light under James Gunn’s leadership after its previous cancelation


New Gods To Be Reinstated Under James Gunn’s Leadership

With the exit of the former director of Warner Bros. Discovery Walter Hamada, James Gunn, along with Peter Safran, were given the task of taking over the next era of DC Studios, which will take place along a vast multitude of multimedia forms and through a myriad of different stories related to superheroes from different worlds of DC Comics. With the experience that James Gunn has accumulated over these years working with both DC Studios and Marvel Studios, it’s no stretch that the future is in capable hands.

DC's New Gods
DC’s New Gods

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James Gunn made efforts to reinstate many projects that had previously been halted due to the issues faced by the studios, like bringing back Henry Cavill’s Superman in the speculated Man Of Steel 2, and creating the spin-off series Peacemaker to the blockbuster film The Suicide Squad, we also have news that Ava DuVernay’s previously scrapped project called New Gods might be the next in line to receive the same treatment. Tom King, the writer who co-wrote the script of the film, revealed that this possibility might come to fruition soon. He said:


“Ah, I mean, anything’s possible, I love that script. I loved working with Ava. It was an absolute joy. She’s a genius storyteller. You absolutely never know. I don’t want to close any doors. Right now, I’m just so incredibly busy. I have so much on my plate. It’d be hard to see taking on a whole movie right now. But that script has never been read. The movie was taken off the docket because it conflicted with the plans they had at the time. So who knows? When new plans come, maybe new opportunities will arise. That’s complete speculation. I have absolutely no knowledge. I’d love to work with Ava again. She was a joy.”

After the management rumble in WB Discovery, fans are now more than excited to see James Gunn take the right actions to make DC Studios compete with its Marvel counterpart.

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What Is DC’s New Gods?

Ava DuVernay is the co-writer to DC’s New Gods

While the announcement of New Gods has now become almost 5 years old, people are still excited to watch this story unfold. Ava DuVernay had previously revealed that the film would be focusing on the Fourth World mythology characters like Darkseid, All-Widow, The Bugs, and many more. With the entry of these characters, the new DC Universe will be aiming for new heights.


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Source: CBR

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