Warner Brothers and DC Comics have signed up Stephen Spielberg to develop a ‘Blackhawk’ Movie. Speilberg, who is on a roll right now (both with the release of the BFG and Ready Player One which has received box office success internationally) signs on to write a story based the Blackhawk – the leader of a squadron of WWII-era pilots known as the Blackhawks – as they battle the Nazis, Axis powers, and various other ‘fantastic super-villains and war machines’. At least that makes more sense as to why Spielberg has joined the DC world.
There’s no clear indication that the movie will be involved in Warner Brother’s ever-growing DCEU or if it will join the side-projects that DC has lined up over the next couple years. With the movie most likely being set in WW-2, there is the possibility that it will be a spin-off of Wonder Woman who was set around the same time. The movie will be developed via Amblin Entertainment with the chance for Spielberg to direct as well so you can hope for great CGI and action. Spielberg announced the news by releasing a statement (via screenrant):
“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.”
There’s no surprise that Warner Brothers tries to build a relationship with Spielberg after the huge commercial success of ‘Ready Player One’, another adaptation from a novel. Although Blackhawk is an adaptation from a Graphic Novel, you can bet Spielberg already has a vision for this movie. Regardless, we’ll have to wait a while to hear any news on this with Spielberg working on Indiana Jones 5 and West Side Story which are both set to come out before this even touches ground.