UPDATE: Literally (and we do mean it in this case) as we hit publish on this story, DuVernay confirmed the news via Twitter.

Original story follows below.

Tom King is reportedly on his way to work with Ava DuVernay on the script for her New Gods movie.

According to a source speaking with The Wrap, King has been tapped to work on the New Gods script with DuVernay. This makes a lot of sense as his recent run on the Mister Miracle series garnered him multiple Eisner awards.

King most recently worked on Batman for DC, but recently announced he would be leaving that title with issue #85. He will move on from that title to Batman/Catwoman to be published in 2020.

The New Gods movie has been in development for some time now, but does not yet have a firm release date. Brining in an award-wining writer that has worked with these characters can never be a bad idea. DuVernay has expressed her love for the New Gods, and especially for Big Barda, on multiple occasions, so these two should make a good team.

We’ll be keeping our eyes out for a more official announcement in the coming weeks.


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SOURCE: The Wrap