She's embarking on her first DC venture.
After the success of the female-directed 'Wonder Woman', it seems that the DC Extended Universe are intent on continuing that streak by bringing on board Ava DuVernay for their forthcoming movie 'New Gods'. The news comes just months after the director revealed that her favourite superhero was from that comic book series.
Ava DuVernay at the premiere for 'A Wrinkle in Time'
'The New Gods' comics were created by Jack Kirby and first released in 1971. Given that the 'Justice League' films aren't doing quite as well as expected, it seems this is Warner Bros.' new attempt to build a successful DC-based universe.
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The main winners for the NAACP Image Awards are revealed.
The results are in for this year's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards which was hosted by Anthony Anderson last night. Big winners including director Ava DuVernay, TV series 'black-ish', horror flick 'Get Out', popstar Bruno Mars and rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Ava DuVernay at the NAACP Image Awards
The winner of the covered Entertainer of the Year prize went to Oscar nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay who most recently directed 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Last year also saw her make her onscreen film debut in the comedy 'Girls Trip', itself the winner of Outstanding Motion Picture with Tiffany Haddish as Outstanding Supporting Actress. Haddish also took home the prize of Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for her role in Comedy Central's 'Legends of Chamberlain Heights'.
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Time is an extraordinarily complicated thing which does not always behave in the way you might expect. In fact, 13-year-old Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her brother Charles (Deric McCabe) and her friend Calvin (Levi Miller) are about to discover that there's a lot more to the universe in which they live than they could possibly have imagined.
Haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her scientist father Alex (Chris Pine), Meg finds herself at the home of three women named Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which (Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey); women who may seem like ordinary neighbours at first, but are in fact supernatural beings with the ability to transport themselves through time and space.
They offer to send the children to space so that Meg can seek out her father, and find out what's really out there. Unfortunately, there's a darkness that has engulfed Mr Murry, and it is threatening to consume the entire universe. Meg is the only person with the ability to bring the light back, so she must release her inner warrior and be braver and smarter than she's ever had to be before.
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#JUSTICEFORFLINT will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards.
Creed director Ryan Coogler has helped organise a star-studded benefit for the residents of Flint, Michigan which will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards. Dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, the event will be hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress and is presented by ‘Blackout for Human Rights’, Coogler’s activist collective which is devoted to addressing human rights violations in the U.S.
Ryan Coolger will hold a fundraiser for Flint, Michigan on Oscar night.
According to Buzzfeed, singer Janelle Monae, 'Grey’s Anatomy' actor Jesse Williams and Selma director Ava DuVernay will all be in attendance. The event will be held at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint and will be free to attend.
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Meet the women who are breaking this male-dominated industry.
It's simply incredible to see women being celebrated for their achievements rather than their bodies, providing girls with real role models. Ava DuVernay is one such icon of this movement, notably appearing in the 2016 Pirelli calendar alongside such greats as Serena Williams and Kathleen Kennedy. And now she has her own Barbie doll, so even children can learn of her talents.
Ava DuVernay now has her own Barbie doll
If you didn't already know Ava DuVernay is the director of the Oscar winning 2014 drama 'Selma'; a Martin Luther King biopic exploring his campaign to open up equal voting rights for black citizens. It's an important issue, and a breakthrough for feminism as well as race related issues. Only 7% of film directors are women; a shocking figure given that some of the greatest movies in history had a lady at the helm.
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Ava DuVernay - RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit Honoring Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury and Ava DuVernay Held at Fairview Farms - Water Mill, New York, United States - Saturday 18th July 2015
The director has said she met with Marvel execs but the project just wasn't right for her.
It sounded like a match made in heaven, but sadly Selma director Ava DuVernay has confirmed she wont be directing Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie. Starring Chadwick Boseman, the film will bring to life Marvel’s first Black superhero, T’Challa aka Black Panther and is scheduled for release in November 2017, as part of the studio's Phase 3.
Ava DuVernay will not be directing Marvels’ Black Panther movie.
Speaking to Essence magazine DuVernay confirmed the rumours that she was in talks with Marvel, but revealed that she had turned down the Black Panther gig. “I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther,” DuVernay said. “I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be.”
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Ava DuVernay and Phylicia Rashad - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Show at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015
DuVernay won critical acclaim for ‘Selma’, which scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
In perhaps the best piece of superhero related news we’ve heard in a long time, Selma director Ava DuVernay is reportedly being courted by Marvel to direct an upcoming project. According to The Wrap, DuVernay is being eyed for one of the studio’s ‘diverse’ superhero movies, which include Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
DuVernay could become the newest recruit to the Marvel cinematic universe.
Black Panther, which is due in July 2018, is said to be the most likely option for DuVernay to direct. The film will be the first Marvel movie to be headlined by an an African American character as is based on the first black superhero in mainstream American comics.
Michelle Obama attended the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday 28th March and gave an impassioned speech encouraging education and self-confidence.
Michelle Obama continued spreading her message of education whilst attending the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday (28th March). The First Lady gave an impassioned speech at the event and encouraged the audience, which included many young black girls and women, to have self-confidence, ignore any discouraging voices and continue in their education.
Michelle Obama speaking at the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday.
ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and ‘Black-ish’ also picked up trophies at the 46th annual awards.
Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, walked away with four awards during the two ceremonies on Thursday and Friday evening.
David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma
After being denied an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Rev. King, David Oyelowo took home the Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. Accepting the award Oyelowo said, “I want to take this opportunity to say I thank the Lord I was able to play one of the most transcendent human beings who ever walked the planet.”
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David Oyelowo speaks up at the Selma premiere, while Tom Cruise is spotted filming for M:I 5. There are new glimpses of Z for Zachariah, James Franco's True Story, Tom Hardy's Child 44, the Fantastic Four reboot and Mark Wahlberg's Ted 2...
David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay were on hand in London for the European premiere of Selma this week. They were joined on the red carpet by costar Colman Domingo and singer Nicole Scherzinger. Up for two Oscars but snubbed by Bafta, the critically acclaimed film opens in the UK next week.