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Ava DuVernay Will Direct DC's 'New Gods' for Warner Bros.

Ava DuVernay Will Direct DC's 'New Gods' for Warner Bros.

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Ava is about to get back to work

Ava DuVernay made history when she became the first black woman to direct a movie with a $100 million budget. (The movie was the just-released Wrinkle in Time.)

Now she’s getting ready to do it again.

Deadline is reporting that Ava is in the process of closing a deal with Warner Bros and DC to direct an adaptation of the famous Jack Kirby comic book The New Gods.

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According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is looking for a screenwriter to work on the script. The screenwriter will “work closely with DuVernay.”

READ: Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Is The Film We All Needed In Adolescence [Review]

If you’ve been following Ava on Twitter, this news shouldn’t be that surprising. During a Twitter chat last year, Ava revealed that her favorite superhero character was Big Barda, asuperhero from The New Gods.

This will be the second time Warner and DC look for a woman to direct a superhero movie. Patty Jenkins famously directed Wonder Woman, which ended up being a huge hit.

Source: Deadline



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