If you have not heard yet, Steven Spielberg is joining the DCU with his upcoming project where he will be working with Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures to create, and possibly direct, a film based on wartime adventure hero Blackhawk.
In the world of comics, Blackhawk is a wartime adventure series focusing on the titular Blackhawk, who commanded a squadron of ace pilots also known as the Blackhawks or the Blackhawk Squadron. The squadron would battle the Axis powers, as well as more fantastic super-villains and war machines, such as the memorable shark planes, which could operate in water as well as in the air. While the team debuted in 1941 in the heart of comics’ Golden Age, they’ve also been adapted to the modern era as a part of The New 52 and have spawned a well-known DC heroine, Lady Blackhawk, who joined the series in the late 1950s.
The screenplay for Blackhawk will be written by David Koepp, Steven Spielberg will be producing the film along with Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Sue Kroll is set to be executive producer.
“It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring Ready Player Oneto 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.”
Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said:
“We are so proud to be the studio behind Steven Spielberg’s latest hit, and are thrilled to be working with him again on this new action adventure. We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing Blackhawk to movie audiences worldwide.”