March 16 (UPI) -- A Wrinkle in Time and Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay is to direct The New Gods, a superhero movie based on the DC Comics series created by the late Jack Kirby.
"'Our dreams make us large.' Thank you, #JackKirby," DuVernay tweeted Thursday.
Variety reported Warner Bros. hired DuVernay to helm the picture, which will be part of a DC Extended Universe that already includes Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman.
The Hollywood Reporter said The New Gods is about how a war between two alien planets ends up impacting Earth.
No casting or release date for the movie have been announced yet.
Kirby -- who was also co-creator of Marvel's Black Panther, Captain America and X-Men characters -- died in 1994.