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A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay to helm DC’s New Gods

March 16th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay to helm DC’s New Gods
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DC has approached A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay to direct the superhero epic New Gods for Warner Bros.

EW has confirmed that DuVernay who has made the documentary 13th and Selma will take up the complex intergalactic saga which will feature new characters from the twin worlds New Genesis (a lush paradise) and Apokolips (a nightmarish fire pit).

DuVernay is goign to be the first woman of color to tackle a DC Comics film. Variety mentioned that she’s also the first woman of color to direct a live-action movie with a production budget north of $100 million (Wrinkle in Time). Last year, Marvel had mentioned Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct Silver & Black, which would make her the first woman of color to direct a major superhero movie.

DC and Warner Bros. are in the middle of shuffling their strategy in the wake of last fall’s Justice League. Though it grossed $657 million, League recorded the lowest box office return of the company’s last five titles and was critically drubbed. Upcoming titles also include Aquaman (Dec. 21) and Wonder Woman 2 (Nov. 1, 2019).

Photo courtesy: www.ew.com

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