‘Batman’ Author Tom King to Co-Write ‘New Gods’ Movie

Tom King will transition from Batman comic book writer to New Gods screenwriter.

The Eisner Award-Winning comic book author is currently wrapping up his run on Batman for DC Comics and will join forces with filmmaker Ava DuVernay to co-write the New Gods movie for DC and Warner Bros Entertainment.

Batman isn’t the only DC hero that King is know for.  King joins the New Gods movie following his run writing Mister Miracle for DC which makes King prime authority on New Gods source material.

In a Twitter post, Ava DuVernay confirmed the arrival of King

Tom King won an Eisner Award in 2018 for his work on Batman and Mister Miracle.  Recently, King announced he would be leaving Batman after issue #85 and fans everywhere wondered what he would do next, seems we just found out.

Created by artist Jack Kirby in 1971, Mister Miracle, aka Scott Free, is the son of Highfather of New Genesis but was raised on Apokolips under the cruel Darkseid.  Mister Miracle was subject to years of torture via the cruel Granny Goodness and escaped Apokolips and fled to Earth.

While currently under the fan radar, New Gods will undoubtedly bring New Genesis, Apokolips, Darkseid and other to life inside the DC movie universe; however, it is still currently unknown if New Gods will be part of the unified DCEU is still unknown.

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Jeff Testanero

Hartford, Connecticut based blogger and podcaster. Graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and serious comic book collector for the past 20+ years Diehard Superman fanboy