How Did Ava DuVernay Grab New Gods Directing Job?

Ava DuVernay attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 4, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

When asked about her newest project, bringing Jack Kirby’s The New Gods to the big screen, director Ava DuVernay revealed how she became involved with this ambitious endeavor:

DuVernay is best known for directing Selma, which earned her the first nomination of a black woman for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

She also directed Disney’s 2018 film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time, which starred Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Screenwriter Kairo Salem joins Ava in the project, which will be released separate from the DCEU in which Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest preside. Warner Bros. plans to create a new cinematic banner for The New Gods, as well as other future projects.

A release date has not been announced yet.

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