According exclusively to The Wrap, Eisner Award-Winning comic book writer Tom King, who known best for his work on The Batman comic book series for DC Comics, will be co-writing The New Gods screenplay with director Ava DuVernay.
No one at Warner Bros. or DC Comics has confirmed this news, but according to The Wrap, someone with knowledge of project informed them of this latest news for the movie, which hasn’t any real development since the annoucement of DuVernay directing the movie.
The New Gods created by legendary artist Jack Kirby in 1971, focuses on twin alien planets, the idyllic New Genesis and the hellish 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.
The New Gods still doesn’t have an official production date or release date.