Rosario Dawson DMZ

Director/executive producer Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) has found the star of DMZ, her upcoming HBO Max adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series. Rosario Dawson (Rent, Unstoppable) will lead the streaming series, and you can learn details about her character below.  Read More »

Ava DuVernay and Patty Jenkins Funko POPs

The Funko POP collection of film and television directors being turned into collectible vinyl figurines has slowly been growing. But it’s only been full of a bunch of male filmmakers, ranging from Alfred Hitchcock in black and white from the set of Psycho to a tropical Taika Waititi decked out in pink and pineapples. Thankfully, Funko has brought a couple of the more recently influential female filmmakers on the scene into the fray by giving Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins and Selma director Ava DuVernay their own POP figures. Read More »

ava duvernay jack kirby

Earlier this year, comic book writer Tom King was hired to co-write New Gods, the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of Jack Kirby‘s cosmic superhero series. But King is praising his co-writer and the film’s director Ava DuVernay as the real expert who carry on Kirby’s legacy.

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Director Ava DuVernay is already preparing to head into the world of comic books with an adaptation of the DC Comics property New Gods, and things must be going well on the project in development because she just struck a deal to adapt another title from DC Comics.

HBO Max has ordered a pilot directed and executive produced by Ava DuVernay that will adapt the comic book DMZ, originally created by writer Brian Wood and artist Riccardo Burchielli. The high concept story imagines a second Civil War splitting the United States, which unfortunately doesn’t sound as much like a sci-fi plot as it used to. And that’s probably why HBO Max chose to announce it today. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro Walk of Fame Ceremony

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Guillermo del Toro received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles earlier this week. Plus, check out a TV directors roundtable with Adam McKay, Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay and more, and watch as Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin ventures out to the 2019 CatCon with actress Kat Dennings. Read More »

New Gods Movie Characters

While the DC Extended Universe is mostly in flux right now, director Ava DuVernay is hard at work on getting the adaptation of New Gods off the ground. Venturing into the cosmic side of DC Comics, the film focuses on a pair of alien races from opposing planets (New Genesis and Apokolips) who are on the verge of war. But we’ve yet to have confirmation on which characters from Jack Kirby’s vibrant world would be part of the movie. That changed this week with DuVernary confirming a few powerful characters on the roster. Read More »

new gods movie team

Ava DuVernay wants to get her New Gods movie right, so she’s making sure to bring in some experts. The filmmaker already recruited comic writer Tom King to pen the script, and now King has revealed he brought in an entire team of experts on Jack Kirby – the original creator of the New Gods.

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When They See Us featurette

The way the criminal justice system treated the Central Park Five – five boys who were arrested and incarcerated in 1989 for a rape they didn’t commit – is so far beyond terrible, so blatantly unjust, that it’s difficult to wrap my head around. But director Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle of Nowhere) is shining a light on the horrors of the young men’s case and their eventual exoneration in When They See Us, a Netflix limited series which has just released a new featurette that includes interviews with DuVernay, the actual survivors, and the actors who portray them.
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new gods movie script

It’s been a while since we heard anything regarding The New Gods, the Warner Bros. DC film being directed by Ava DuVernay. But now, we have an update: Tom King, a comics writer whose credits include The Vision for Marvel and DC’s Batman, will pen the New Gods movie script with DuVernay. The New Gods movie will be based on the comic characters created by legendary writer and artist Jack Kirby.

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when they see us trailer

Ava DuVernay‘s highly anticipated limited series on the Central Park Five now has a trailer. Now titled When They See Us, Duvernay chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were accused of a rape they did not commit. Netflix has released a When They See Us trailer for the four-part limited series, which you can watch below. Read More »