While we’re still a ways off from learning any specific New Gods film story details, director and co-writer Ava DuVernay has confirmed that Darkseid, the main antagonist of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, will appear in the DC movie with the following tweet:
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 30, 2019
In case you’re unfamiliar, “Darkseid Is” is a phrase that first appeared during Grant Morrison’s JLA run and was heavily featured in the recent Mister Miracle miniseries written by Tom King, who is working on the New Gods script with Ava DuVernay, and illustrated by Mitch Gerads. Basically, it means that Darkseid is absolute; things die and will be destroyed, but Darkseid will always be.
A subsequent tweet from the director confirmed as well that Big Barda and the Female Furies will also be a part of New Gods. So even though we’re unconvinced DuVernay is the right choice for this movie, we can at least say that she is assembling the correct line-up of characters – which honestly should be an easy decision.