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.

By Karen Butler, UPI.com

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