DC Comics announced on Tuesday that Steven Spielberg will be entering the DCU, however, it is not the comic book tale one would expect. Check ou the story from DC below! AFJ's take is below the announcement. #AFJ4LIFE
Source DC Comics.com: Fresh on the heels of Ready Player One (which features cameo appearances by Batman, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and more), Steven Spielberg is ready to dive into the DC Universe proper with Blackhawk, a just-announced feature film from Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures based on the classic DC series about a squadron of WWII-era pilots. Blackhawk, which Spielberg is hoping to direct, will be his first featured centered around characters from the DC Universe.
In announcing the film, 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.” See full story HERE.
AFJ's Take: This sounds great and is in Spielberg's wheelhouse (see Indiana Jones and Saving Private Ryan), however, "hoping to direct" is the phrase to take note of. If Spielberg does direct, and we hope he does, it may be some time before we see the characters from the comic jump tot he silver screen. Why? He has stated Indy V will start shooting in April (see HERE) and he has been talking about a remake of West Side Story for some time now.
What is Blackhawk? From DC Comics: "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".