On May 29, 2019, DuVernay reported that she and Tom King will co-compose the “New Gods” film. In July 2019, it was confirmed that Darkseid will be the main antagonist of the film and will highlight the Female Furies.
The New Gods movie is based on the comic book series of the same name published by Dc comics and created and designed by Jack Kirby back in 1971. The story focusses on two planets Apokolips and New Genesis.
New Genesis is a planet filled with mountains, forests, and rivers and is ruled by Highfather while Apokolips is the opposite of these and is ruled by Darkseid. These two planets were once part of a single world but it was split after the death of the old gods.
The evil new Gods are referenced all through Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), even though the main direct look at one of them is through a scene remembered for the Ultimate Edition broadened cut of the movie. During the scene Alexander “Lex” Luthor speaks with Steppenwolf using outsider innovation from General Zod’s isolated Kryptonian spaceship.
The New Gods were featured in Justice League (2017), with the main enemy being Steppenwolf, a military leader under Darkseid. Banished from Apokolips, Steppenwolf attacks Earth with an army of Parademons, chasing down the three Mother Boxes found subsequently. The Mother Boxes are hidden in different locations on Earth, one in Atlantis, one in Themyscira and one was hidden by mankind.
In March 2018 it was announced that Ava DuVernay was signed on to direct the New Gods movie. In May 2019 Ava announced that she and Tom King will co-write the film. And in July 2019 it was confirmed that Darkseid will be the main antagonist for the film.
Ava was recently asked online about the New Gods movie and she tweeted “Writing with Tom King like Barda ina battle. Strong and fearing no man.” This means its gonna be a year or two before they figure out a budget and start casting actors.