Ava DuVernay Directing New Gods Comic-to-film Adaptation
Director Ava DuVernay has been selected to New Gods. The DC Comics comic book-to-film adaptation will be distributed in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. Pictures. Casting for the film has not occurred. Warner Bros. has not released who has written the current incarnation of the New Gods film script. There is no word yet when the New Gods film will be released in theaters.
The comic book history of New Gods:
The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is an idyllic planet filled with unspoiled forests, mountains, and rivers and is ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a nightmarish, polluted and ruined dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits and is ruled by the tyrant Darkseid. The two planets were once part of the same world, a planet called Urgrund (German for “primeval ground”), but it was split apart millennia ago after the death of the Old Gods during Ragnarök.
Darkseid is the rumored villain that the Justice League will eventually face so introducing his race and his backstory before that confrontation takes place makes sense.
The comic book abilities of New Gods:
The beings of New Genesis and Apokolips call themselves gods, living outside of normal time and space in a realm known as the Fourth World. Due to their superior technology and close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, these New Gods have evolved into genetically stable higher beings of evolutionary perfection.
All of the New Gods possess superhuman abilities of various kinds and to differing degrees, including superhuman strength, stamina, reflexes and speed. Along with their superhuman abilities, the denizens of New Genesis and Apokolips are also immortal and endowed with a greater intelligence than Homo sapiens, despite their resemblance. Most of the inhabitants of both worlds receive martial and military training, being a race of warriors.
Despite their immortality, the New Gods are vulnerable to a substance called Radion.
The New Gods’ abilities sound very similar to the Inhumans.
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