Ava Duvernay ("A Wrinkle In Time") will direct the tent-pole feature "New Gods" adapting creator Jack Kirby's 1971, DC Comics series :
"... the original 'New Gods' are natives of the twin planets 'New Genesis', an idyllic planet with unspoiled forests, mountains and rivers, ruled by the 'Highfather' ...
"...and 'Apokolips', a nightmarish, polluted and ruined dystopia ruled by the tyrant 'Darkseid'.
"The two planets were once part of the planet 'Urgrund', split apart millennia ago after the death of the 'Old Gods' during 'Ragnarök'.
"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, denizens of New Genesis and Apokolips are also immortal and endowed with a greater intelligence than 'Homo Sapiens', despite their resemblance.
"Despite their immortality, the New Gods are vulnerable to a substance called 'Radion'. Its source is unknown and its effects are toxic only in sustained amounts or after explosive exposure..."
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