Ava DuVernay’s upcoming DC film New Gods has added an expert in the DC world to assist the director in penning the script.
According to The Wrap, longtime Batman writer Tom King has been tapped to work on the New Gods script alongside DuVernay.
DuVernay took to Twitter to share the news.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 29, 2019
Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1971, New Gods focuses on twin alien planets, the idyllic New Genesis and Apokolips, ruled by equally powerful but morally opposite leaders. New Genesis is ruled by the benevolent Highfather, and Apokolips by the despot Darkseid. The comics have depicted Darkseid’s efforts to destabilize the fragile peace between the worlds as part of his scheme to eliminate free will from the universe. Darkseid is one of the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe and a constant threat to the Justice League.
It has not yet been confirmed if DuVernay’s New Gods will be connected to DC’s shared movie universe. Characters and concepts that stemmed from The New Gods, such as the villain Steppenwolf or the hybrid Motherboxes, were both featured in 2017’s Justice League.