Connect with us

Entertainment

Steven Spielberg Tapped to Helm DC Film “Blackhawk”

Beloved director Steven Spielberg is taking on the superhero genre. Spielberg is joining forces with Warner Bros. to direct “Blackhawk.” This is the director’s first feature to involve characters from the DC Extended Universe. 

Published

on

Beloved director Steven Spielberg is taking on the superhero genre. Spielberg is joining forces with Warner Bros. to direct “Blackhawk.” This is the director’s first feature to involve characters from the DC Extended Universe.

Steven Spielberg most recently directed “Ready Player One,” which continues to make money at the box office. It has grossed $476 million globally, following its release last month. Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich said they are proud and excited to be working with Spielberg again and can’t wait to see where he takes this story.

Spielberg is working with familiar faces

Spielberg collaborator David Koepp is penning the “Blackhawk,” screenplay.“Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World,” “War of the Worlds,” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” scripts were all written by Koepp. Amblin Entertainment will receive production credit.

Spielberg worked with Warner Bros. to create “Ready Player One,” which continues to draw a crowd. Spielberg later said that he enjoyed working with Warner Bros., because they bring passion and professionalism to their work and have a rich history in the superhero genre.

“Blackhawk” focuses on a group of World War II fighter pilots who are led by the mysterious Blackhawk.  Spielberg will use his World War II knowledge as he works to create this film. Spielberg’s other attempt at a comic book film is “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Steven Spielberg will have his hands full over the next few years

Steven Spielberg will also be helming the fifth installment of his popular Indiana Jones franchise and later West Side Story. Spielberg has become the first director in history to generate $10 billion worldwide in his lifetime. It’s unclear when Steven Spielberg will begin shooting “Blackhawk,” but Warner Bros. has time to flesh out the project before Spielberg takes over the reins.

Quality Comics originally published “Blackhawk,” and later by DC. Chuck Cuidera created the comics, with the help of Bob Powell and Will Eisner. “Blackhawk,” faces off against fantasy villains such as King Condor and Killer Shark. At its peak, it outsold every comic book except for Superman. DC acquired the Blackhawks in 1956 and later reimagined by the New 52 as a modern government task force. While the series is not well known to current moviegoers, it’s a perfect match for Spielberg. Spielberg is expected to lean towards the wartime storyline rather than New 52’s angle.

 

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

Washington D.C. native, U of South Florida alumni, journalism nut. I love everything politics. Always in favor of a little Netflix binge watching.

CMN Reports

National News4 days ago

Poll: Almost 40% of College and University Undergraduates Nationwide Favor Socialism

Socialism is slowly rising amongst college youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Employment2 weeks ago

California Bans Discrimination Based on Natural Hairstyles

The Golden State is combating discrimination based on appearance.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality3 weeks ago

The Supreme Court Determines the Fate of Political Representation

The country's high court determines the future of representation.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 months ago

Colorado Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

The Centennial State moves forward in progress for the queer community.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 months ago

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

The Prairie State advances towards cannabis legalization.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 months ago

New Hampshire Becomes the 21st State to Abolish Capital Punishment

The Granite State makes a huge step towards criminal justice reform.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 months ago

Maine Bans LGBTQIA+ Conversion Therapy for Minors

The Pine Tree State further progresses in queer rights.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20202 months ago

Elijah Manley: The Youngest Person to Ever Run for U.S. President

Meet the youngest person ever to run for U.S. president.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © College Media Network