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.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is looking for a screenwriter to work on the script. The screenwriter will “work closely with DuVernay.”
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.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 27, 2017
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.