‘New Gods’ Director Ava DuVernay Reacts To Granny Goodness Fan Casting

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.

Who would you like to see play Granny Goodness in Ava DuVernay’s New Gods? What else do you want to see in the New Gods film? Tell us in the comments.

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 SupergirlNew Gods does not yet have a release date.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.