Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jack Kirby's "New Gods" Movie Updates

According to reports, director Ava Duvernay's developing Warners live-action adaptation of Jack Kirby's 1971 DC Comics series "New Gods", will focus on characters 'Mister Miracle' and 'Big Barda' as they escape from the 'Darkseid'-ruled planet of 'Apokolips':

"...'Mister Miracle', a master escape artist and biological son of 'New Genesis' rulers 'Highfather' and 'Avia', is the adopted son of evil  'Darkseid'. 

"'Big Barda' is the warrior leader of 'Apokolips' military unit, 'Female Furies'.

"After falling in love, the two made their escape from Darkseid's world to become a force for good, residing on Earth as 'Scott' and 'Barda Free'..."

"... 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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