'Batman' writer Tom King collaborating with Ava DuVernay on 'New Gods'

Tom King (L) and Ava DuVernay

Los Angeles: "Batman and Mister Miracle" comic book writer Tom King has been tapped to co-write the screenplay for DC Comics superhero film "New Gods" with Ava DuVernay.

The news was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly.

DuVernay is attached to direct the Warner Bros film.

Created by Jack Kirby in the 1970s, the New Gods comprises a veritable pantheon of characters and some of DC Comics' most complex and epic mythology.

DuVernay also gave a shout-out to King on Twitter.

"Hey @TomKingTK. Ready to write 'NEW GODS', buddy? A," the filmmaker wrote on Thursday.

Last week, DC announced King was leaving the Batman comic in December in order to write a "Batman/Catwoman" miniseries, to be launched in January.

The Eisner-winning writer's other comics credits include "Omega Men" (DC), "The Sheriff of Babylon" (Vertigo), and "The Vision" (Marvel).

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