With Ava DuVernay to direct Warner Brothers’ New Gods movie, the writer/director has now given an update on some of the DC Comics characters who will be appearing in the film.
DuVernay – who is also co-writing the film with Tom King – took to Twitter to reveal that The Furies and Darkseid will be a part of the picture.
For those not familiar with the New Gods, the legendary Jack Kirby created those otherworldly sorts back in 1971. The general crux of the New Gods title revolves around New Genesis and Apokolips. These twin planets were formerly joined together as Urgrund, but a cataclysmic split saw two very different worlds created. Initially, New Genesis was full of fresh forests, rivers, and stunning territory. Then there was Apokolips, a horrendous, polluted planet ruled by the nefarious Darkseid. A trade of sons between leaders Highfather and Darkseid led to an initial peace treaty of sorts between the pair, but, as ever in comics, trouble was around the corner. Being the no-good megalomaniac that he was and still is, Darkseid eventually got fed up of all this peace and so got to work on his Anti-Life Equation. What’s that, you say? Why, it’s a weapon that could destroy the entire universe.
Given the current uncertainly of the DC Extended Universe, right now it’s not known for sure whether The New Gods will exist within the confines of the DCEU. That said, Justice League’s use of Steppenwolf and the Motherboxes are all tied to the realms of the New Gods, so who knows.
At this early juncture, The New Gods has yet to be given an official release date, but expect more on the movie as we get it.