Ava DuVernay and Tom King wrap week 1 on New Gods script

As San Diego Comic-Con drew to a close, Tom King made his way North to begin working with Ava DuVernay on the New Gods script. The week has now drawn to a close, and that means some celebratory tweets and photos were in order.

It was announced back in May that King had been tapped to co-write the upcoming New Gods movie with DuVernay. With a week to work together in person, King is now back at home, but one assumes the groundwork for the story has been laid out.

Following the first tweet, the two creators traded a few more compliments.

As it currently stands, no production schedule or release date has been announced for New Gods. DuVernay is set to direct as well as co-write with King.

The overall story of New Gods tells of twin planets New Genesis and Apokolips, ruled by Highfather and Darkseid respectively. The stories of the ongoing war have told many tales, but usually, focus heavily on Orion. Born the son of Darkseid, he was traded to Highfather for his son, Scott Free, in an effort to cement peace between the worlds.

Created by comic legend Jack Kirby, the New Gods have played a large role in the overall DC Universe for decades. Darkseid has gone on to be one of the biggest threats in the DCU, and it sure to play a large part in the story.

No word yet on a release date for the New Gods movie, but with King and DuVernay now at work on the script, hopefully, more updates will be on the way.


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