Ava DuVernay Praises ‘New Gods’ Movie Co-Writer Tom King

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When They See Us series creator Ava DuVernay praised writer Tom King and teased the upcoming DC New Gods movie on Twitter.

Earlier this week, New Gods movie co-writer Tom King tweeted out a picture of Orion and teased that there are “big things coming.” Yesterday, Ava DuVernay also teased the upcoming new movie in a recent tweet. In the tweet, DuVernay praises King, calling him “a genius.” Here is the tweet, which includes a picture of Ava DuVernay and Tom King:

Tom King responded right after, praising his new colleague back:

Ava DuVernay had massive success with the recent Netflix original series When They See Us, which she created, wrote and directed. The miniseries earned 16 Emmy nominations this year and will most likely win a few awards. Aside from New Gods, Ava DuVernay is credited as executive producer on the limited TVVseries The Red Line. Prior to 2019, Ava DuVernay directed Selma and A Wrinkle in Time. 

Tom King, who is co-writing New Gods with Ava DuVernay, is a comic book writer and author. He wrote The Vision for Marvel worked on The Sheriff of Babylon and Batman’s Rebirth series for DC Comics.

Both Tom King and Ava DuVernay have been teasing the movie on social media. News regarding New Gods had been quiet up till recently but with these new updates DC will continue to push the movie forward.

Are you excited to see Ava DuVernay and Tom King’s New Gods movie and the cha

racters adapted for the big screen? Do you want to see this film tie into the DC Extended Universe? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!

Directed by Ava DuVernay, Warner Bros. and DC’s New Gods film will be based on characters created and designed by Jack Kirby. Details on the film are currently unknown, though comic book incarnations of the New Gods have included characters such as Granny Goodness, Desaad, Godfrey, and the powerful villain Darkseid.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on New Gods and all of Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC Films and television projects!