Magazine article Screen International

Ava DuVernay to Direct Superhero Pic 'New Gods' for Warner Bros

Magazine article Screen International

Ava DuVernay to Direct Superhero Pic 'New Gods' for Warner Bros

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Wrinkle In Time director offers thanks to New Gods creator Jack Kirby on Twitter.

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay will direct Warner Bros superhero pic New Gods, which forms part of the DC Extended Universe.

DuVernay, whose Wrinkle In Time (reviewed here) grossed $42.2 million in its first six days in North America, becomes the first African-American woman to direct a major superhero tentpole release, and the second woman after Patty Jenkins steered Wonder Woman to $822 million worldwide last year.

The director, who is currently on the press tour for Wrinkle In Time, acknowledged the news on her Twitter account, posting a photo of Jack Kirby, creator of the New Gods comics series with the caption ‘ “Our dreams make us large“ Thank you, #JackKirby’. …

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