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Wings of Fire Netflix Adaptation: What We Know So Far

The Wings of Fire book illustration
The Wings of Fire book illustration

Netflix has just announced that they will be producing an animated series based on the book Wings of Fire. The series, which will suit the entire family, will be adapted from a series of books published by Scholastic. This epic fantasy saga will be produced by Ava DuVernay, who directed the hit movie, Selma, before. The first season will come in ten episodes, making the series DuVernay’s first animated project.

Wings of Fire is a novel written by Tui T. Sutherland. The story will revolve around the continuous war that has been heating up for generations between the fierce dragon tribes who inhabit the epic world with the name ‘Pyrrhia.’ According to the delivered prophecy from above, there are five young dragons that will emerge to end the bloodshed and shenanigans that are happening. They would also bring peace back to the world. Raised and trained in secret since they hatched, the dragons consisting of – Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny must start a search for identity and bring them face to face with their true selves and the long war they must end.

Wings of Fire release date by Netflix

Along with Ava DuVernay herself, Tui T Sutherland will also put his work as the executive producer for this series. This means that the entire creators and original writers of the series are involving themselves to ensure the adaptation reflects the contents of the original work, based on similarities. But until now, there has been no set release date for Wings of Fire. From the synopsis and the background, we can ensure you that this series is going to be great.

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The director of Wings of Fire

Ava DuVernay photographed by Dan Doperalski in Los Angeles, CA on May 16, 2019

As stated above, the American female director Ava Duvernay will be taking her part as the director of the Wings of Fire series. Ava Duvernay herself is not an unfamiliar name in the Hollywood industry. In terms of female directors working on the busy lights, she is certainly one of the best out there. She’s got a game that no other female director was going through.

Moreover, she also got her fortune by involving herself in around 30 movies since the beginning of her career. But not just that, her career is also taking up when she directed the hit Disney+ movie called ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ The film starred many great names in Hollywood, like Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, and Levi Miller. It got over 134 million USD at the box office.

Before Wings of Fire, Duvernay canceled another big project

DC Films and Warner Bros. announced some unpleasant news for DC film fans. They revealed that two interesting projects that were under development but then led to the cancellation. The first is James Wan’s Aquaman spinoff of The Trench and Ava DuVernay’s New Gods project. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the decision was breaking down because DC Films President Walter Hamada and other studio executives decided that the comic book film project currently in development for the DC Extended Universe was not a “natural place” for the next few years. . Therefore, they chose to close those projects for now.

The canceled Marel series by Ava Duvernay, New Gods

The New Gods tell about the natives of the twin planets from New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is a very beautiful planet ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a dystopian planet full of machines and fire pits and ruled by a tyrant named Darkseid. They call themselves gods, living outside the normal spacetime in the realm known as the Fourth World.

Although the news about the cancellation of the two projects is quite disappointing, the future of DC comic films is still packed with many interesting projects, such as The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, the upcoming The Suicide Squad, and its spinoff series Peacemaker, Block Adam, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Blue Beetle, Supergirl, Batgirl, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Zatanna, Wonder Woman 3, and its spin-off about DC TE P-Type here to search

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