Steven Spielberg to Tackle DC Comics Adaptation Blackhawk


Following up on the success of Ready Player One, it looks like Steven Spielberg will be continuing his collaboration with Warner Brothers in a somewhat unexpected way. It was announced this week that he is developing his very first comic book movie with them and, believe it or not, it will be based on a DC property. No, he isn’t directing The Flash or the next Green Lantern movie, but rather a movie based on the Golden Age comic Blackhawk. The comic revolved around a team of WWII-era pilots called The Blackhawk Squadron led by a mysterious man known as Blackhawk, and debuted with Quality Comics in the early ’40s before eventually being acquired by DC in 1957. Spielberg had this to say about the announcement:

“It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring Ready Player One to the screen. They bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre. I am excited to reunite with them on Blackhawk.”

The script is being written by frequent Spielberg collaborator David Koepp (Jurassic Park), who also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie. Spielberg is attached to produce and although he hasn’t formally committed to direct, the project is being developed with him in mind. It would have to come after both Indiana Jones 5 and his West Side Story remake, however, which are now confirmed as his next two movies. Are you looking forward to a Blackhawk movie?

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  • Fideliolioli

    Anyone else notice that “Ready Player One” has only made barely over $100 million in the U.S. after 3 weeks? That’s….really bad.

    The titanic bulk of its box office has been the $370 million it’s made overseas.

    If it wasn’t for that insane overseas haul, the film would be considered a pretty big failure for a major sci-fi Spielberg release with that much hype.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    So do we now just judge a movies success on what it makes in the U.S? or is that just spielberg movies?