NEW GODS Movie Taps Comic Writer Tom King To Co-Write Screenplay With Director Ava DuVernay

NEW GODS Movie Taps Comic Writer Tom King To Co-Write Screenplay With Director Ava DuVernay

We recently found out that Tom King's run on Batman was to come to an end prematurely, and now news has broke that he;ll be co-writing the scrip for Warner Bros.'New Gods movie with director Ava DuVernay.

By MarkCassidy - May 29, 2019 05:05 PM EST
Filed Under: New Gods
Source: The Wrap
The New Gods movie has found a co-writer, and it's one fans of DC Comics' current Batman run will be very familiar with.

Tom King (Mister Miracle, Swamp Thing, Nightwing, The Vision) will pen the script for the upcoming film with its director Ava DuVernay. The news was first reported by The Wrap before being confirmed via Twitter by DuVernay herself.


It's been a while since we had any New Gods updates, and the fact that King - who won an Eisner Award for his work on Mister Miracle - is going to be involved with bringing Jack Kirby's creations to the big screen should please fans of the mega-powerful characters.

Plot details remain a mystery, but there have been rumors that the story will revolve around Miracle's romance with Big Barda.

What do you guys make of this news? Drop us a comment down below.
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DonDave
DonDave - 5/29/2019, 6:00 PM
This might be the fastest an exclusive from a scooper has been confirmed.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 5/29/2019, 6:01 PM
Hey ⁦@TomKingTK⁩. Ready to write NEW GODS, buddy?

Not like he's all that busy with Batman anymore.
MrDandy
MrDandy - 5/29/2019, 6:02 PM
I'm surprised she's getting a big budget project again after her last one became one of the biggest flops in the last decade.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 5/29/2019, 6:08 PM
@MrDandy - she seems like a BLANK CHECK director.

There's a lot of them out there. Tim Burton, Alex Proyas, Tarantino.
EskimoJ
EskimoJ - 5/29/2019, 6:15 PM
@MrDandy - Right? Typically only white men get a second chance following a flop.
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 5/29/2019, 6:31 PM
@EskimoJ

Lol
Fekkius
Fekkius - 5/29/2019, 7:57 PM
@MrDandy - She does seem to have a pretty strong track record aside from that one flop. A Wrinkle in Time is her only film below an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cbmfilmjunkie
Cbmfilmjunkie - 5/29/2019, 8:22 PM
@MrDandy - The directing wasn’t the problem with that film, visually it looked pretty great but that screenplay left a lot to be desired.

Every film she had a had in writing and directing has been praised, the fact she’s writing this with King is a very very positive sign.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/29/2019, 9:33 PM
@MrDandy -
Cheldo
Cheldo - 5/30/2019, 1:22 AM
@Franshu - Hmm Luc besson is still getting work...
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 5/30/2019, 3:42 AM
@EskimoJ - Tim Story got to wreck Fantastic 4 twice
BlackConvoy
BlackConvoy - 5/30/2019, 4:30 AM
@MrDandy - To be fair though, and correct me if I'm wrong, the script for that movie was finished before she even came on to the project. And from what I saw of it, it was no different than the Disney made for TV movie from the late 90's early 2000's. So I don't know how much of a difference she was really going to make
Vocloz
Vocloz - 5/29/2019, 6:03 PM
Okay. Interesting. Tom king wrote a really good Mister Miracle book. However the book isn’t a great basis for a New Gods franchise movie. Also Tom king is super hit or miss. Vision was great. Heroes in crisis was a travesty. So this is... mixed feelings. I hope it’s good. I love mister miracle. Here’s to hoping it’s Tom King at his best!
GhostDog
GhostDog - 5/29/2019, 6:03 PM
Well...



At least Mister Miracle should come out okay from this
Nightmare
Nightmare - 5/29/2019, 6:07 PM
@BlackBeltJones -
ChangAlang
ChangAlang - 5/29/2019, 6:06 PM
Roodi
Roodi - 5/29/2019, 6:10 PM
Here's to it going better than Affleck and Johns' script.
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 5/29/2019, 6:18 PM
Kind of mixed on Ava helming this film I have faith in her talents but we shall see.
IronGenesis
IronGenesis - 5/29/2019, 6:20 PM
O
M
G
❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥

Secretly this is my most anticipated DCfilm outside of Joker.
Oberlin4Prez
Oberlin4Prez - 5/29/2019, 6:34 PM
This pleases me. Also, it's about damn time we've heard something on this movie.
Dredd97
Dredd97 - 5/29/2019, 6:37 PM
This is good. Tom knows his New Gods lore, and has had the best take on the Fourth World since "The King" himself. I'm sure she'll help him so it works for screen and not just a comic book. Sheesh you guys take any good news and make it so negative.
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