New gods director Ava DuVernay suggests a study clash over Zack Snyders Justice League abolished the DC Comics movie inspired by the Jack Kirby comic book saga. That Selma and A wrinkle in time filmmaker entered into an agreement with Warner Bros. in 2018 to write and instruct her New gods pitch, later a co-author familiar with the fourth world added: Mister Miracle and DC Comics writer Tom King. Despite several updates confirming that the DC Extended Universe set standalone was still working at 6 p.m. Justice League studio DC Films, Warners confirmed in April DuVernay’s New gods and Aquaman spin-off film The ditch was dead in the water and would not move on.
The ax fell only two weeks after the release of Zack Snyders Justice League, that Man of steel and Batman vs. Superman the filmmaker’s long – awaited director’s clip of his never-ending version of Justice League. The R-rated, four-hour Snyder Cut introduces Darkseid (Ray Porter), a new god and warlord over Apokolips, revealed as the great evil behind the Steppenwolfs (Ciarán Hinds) thwarted invasion of Earth.
In a new interview with Sirius XMDuVernay says the studio decided to pull in threads that Snyder had created in a version of Justice League at Warner Bros. had already declared to be outside their connected cannon.
“I loved New gods, which is the project that was discontinued. The studio decided that they did not want to pursue a particular part of that comic book world based on some thing going on with another movie in that world, “DuVernay revealed.” So before I was even able to complete my script. with Tom King, they ruined it. But I already had two projects underway. ”
DuVernay remains in the DC industry as an instructor and executive producer on the DC-Vertigo adaptation DMZ for HBO Max, part of her existing overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, and the DC superhero series Naomi, which DuVernay developed for WarnerMedia co-owned CW.
In 2019, DuVernay confirmed Darkseid and The Furies for New gods. Porter, whose performance as the villain was carved by relief director Joss Whedon in the theatrical clip of Justice League, supported DuVernay’s New gods and tweeted that the “ingenious filmmaker” should “cast whoever she wants” for the role. Last May, Porter revealed that he had not had talks with DuVernay about repeating the role, but expressed hope of returning.
Snyder, who is not expected to return to further expand his “SnyderVerse” corner of the DCEU, revealed plans for Darkseid to be the villain in a Justice League 2 and 3. Snyder’s five-film arc would have culminated in a Lord of the Rings-stil finale i Justice League 3, where Superman (Henry Cavill) leads the Justice League and Armies of Men, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) leads the Amazon warriors from Themyscira, and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) leads Atlantis’ armies in battle against Darkseid’s dark forces in his hunt for Anti-Life Equation.
Last February, Snyder confirmed his Justice League would set up two successors and New gods.
“Yes, there is a bit of one [tease for the New Gods]told Snyder In Minutemen. “Let me just say this: in this movie, you see DeSaad, you see Darkseid, you see each other in Apokolip’s throne room. [Granny Goodness]… And I think the implication is that the rest of them are there, for sure. ”
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