For the first time, the iconic Steven Spielberg is set to produce a comic film, ‘Blackhawk,’ for DC and Warner Bros! While not confirmed at this time, it looks like this Oscar winner is also looking into directing it as well through Amblin Entertainment. With how well the director paired with the studio for Ernest Cline‘s ‘Ready Player One‘ it should come as no surprise that they’d have another big budget blockbuster in mind.
In fact, when talking about working with Warner Bros. again, Spielberg was quite excited at the prospect:
“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 initial screenplay was written by Spielberg-collaborator David Koepp. These two have done quite a few films together including ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘War of the Worlds,’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ to name a few.
The news was first shared by Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich who stated:
“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.”
Initially published by Quality Comics, ‘Blackhawk’ later came to DC from Chuck Cuidera with input by Bob Powell and Will Eisner. This isn’t your standard DCEU film and will be a stand-alone story which takes place during World War II. The Blackhawks were a team of ace pilots lead by the primary pilot who was aptly named Blackhawk. Based out of, again a great name, Blackhawk Island, they would go up against Axis forces which included villainous pilots such as King Condor, Killer Shark, and many others.
Spielberg is no stranger to directing or producing films set in this time era though usually, they tend to feel a little more true-to-life in nature.