New Gods writer Tom King may not be able to tell us a lot about the film but does say that it will be personal and will be about Jack Kirby and his world.
New updates for the upcoming New Gods film seem to rarely happen. All that we do know is that it will be based on Jack Kirby’s New God series from DC Comics and that writer Tom King and director Ava DuVernay are both working on the upcoming project. This, however, has not stopped Tom King from giving us an idea as to what challenges he has run into in making the film.
During an interview at New York Comic Con 2019, Tom King spoke with Inverse.com and talked a bit about the challenges of making a New Gods movie personal and staying true to Jack Kirby and his world:
“I can tell you the biggest challenge of the whole thing is to make it personal and make it good. Not make the bureaucracy of Hollywood and comics and all that stuff get in the way of a singular vision of what this story is about, which is about Jack Kirby and his world.”
What do you all make of Tom King‘s comments? Are you looking forward to the upcoming New Gods film? Are you glad to see that Tom King is working on it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Directed by Ava DuVernay from a script she is co-writing with Tom King, 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.
New Gods is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, The Suicide Squad, and Shazam 2.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Ava DuVernay’s New Gods as it develops!