Essayist and director Ava DuVernay strongly suggests that Warner Bros. dropped her DCEU film, New Gods, because of account conflicts with Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The film was first reported by the studio in 2018 and would have followed the nominal characters of a similar name, who first made their presentation in quite a while of DC funnies in 1971. Coincidentally, the New Gods share a similar creator – comic book industry legend, Jack Kirby – as Marvel’s Eternals. Albeit the New Gods and the Eternals exist in isolated continuities claimed by two opponent organizations, the books shared numerous thematic and esthetic likenesses, for example, the nominal characters of the two establishments comprising an unfading race of god-like beings.
DuVernay might have inconspicuously confirmed this theory in a new interview with the Radio Andy show (through SiriusXM). She says Warner Bros. “chopped out” New Gods “in light of certain things that were going on with another film in that world.” At the hour of writing, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the only film in the DCEU to have touched on New Gods legend to any generous degree. All things considered, almost certainly, the “another film” she references is Snyder’s. Look at the clasp beneath:
Notwithstanding New Gods’ cancellation, Warner Bros. clarified that the venture would remain in DuVernay and Kings’ hands if it somehow managed to push ahead later on. It appears to be that the studio is right now centered around fleshing out their most iconic saints first (as confirmed by the upcoming record of ventures fixated on Batman, the Flash, and Aquaman) before expanding into their more obscure infinite legend. Preferably, the team would return if the studio decides to seek after the New Gods later on.
Be that as it may, the studio might have avoided a disaster by scrapping New Gods. The audit ban for Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Eternals as of late lifted, resulting in what might turn into the MCU’s first “bad” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Given the comparative topic between the two establishments, it’s conceivable that Jack Kirby’s mythic science fiction stories may simply be too hard to adjust for film. Warner Bros. has likewise shown no interest in continuing Zack Snyder’s vision for the DC universe, so it’s a good idea that the Snyder Cut would have been a vital reason behind New Gods getting dropped. For any situation, considering the work that DuVernay and King have effectively invested into the task, ideally, the movie will one day happen as expected.