Ava DuVernay reacted to fan casting for Granny Goodness in the New Gods movie that she’s directing.
While Ava DuVernay’s New Gods movie doesn’t have a release date yet, fans are already throwing out their ideas for who should play one of the iconic villains from Apokolips, Granny Goodness. For those not aware, Granny Goodness trains all the warriors under Darkseid and is the chief of the Female Furies, a vicious strike team. Granny Goodness has appeared in live-action only once before during Smallville, so it’ll be interesting to see how Ava DuVernay’s New Gods tackles the character.
New Gods director Ava DuVernay reacted to a compilation of fan casting for the Granny Goodness role, praising all the actresses involved. The fan casting included Kathy Bates, Imelda Staunton, Glenn Close and Helen Mirren. The director also called the actresses “An embarrassment of riches”, clearly impressed with the idea. If this is the calibre of talent that Ava DuVernay’s New Gods is after for Granny Goodness, then fans are certainly in for a treat. If Kathy Bates’ performance in American Horror Story is anything to go by then she could play a brilliantly sadistic version of Granny Goodness in Ava DuVernay’s New Gods. Take a look at Ava DuVernay’s reaction on Twitter below.
An embarrassment of riches. These ladies are phenoms. https://t.co/disMUnkUSF
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 14, 2019
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Ava DuVernay is set to direct New Gods from a script written by Tom King. The director boarded the project in the spring of 2018 and with Tom King now attached, the film finally appears to be moving forward.
Plot details remain under wraps, however, the film will be based on characters created and designed by Jack Kirby. Ava DuVernay has previously teased Big Barda, along with Highfather, Orion and even Darkseid for New Gods. The film has been rumored to focus on Mister Miracle and Big Barda trying to escape the hellish planet known as Apokolips. There will also be political conflict between Apokolips and its rival world New Genesis.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many other projects in development, including The Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, and Supergirl. New Gods does not yet have a release date.