Steven Spielberg might direct DC film ‘Blackhawks’

There is a surprise for Steven Spielberg fans – the maestro is all set to come back in a new DC movie based on the Blackhawks comic book series.

In an interview with Collider, screenwriter and Spielberg’s frequent collaborator David Koepp revealed that Spielberg will produce a new DC super-hero movie featuring Blackhawks, he said: “We have a script that’s very good and we all think it’s very good there were a lot of management changes at Warner Bros., so I think we’ve just been kind of waiting for that to settle down and for them to decide what they want to do with their DC Universe. Obviously, I hope he does it or if he doesn’t direct it, I hope he produces it, someone great directs. Because it would be a great deal of fun. I’m very fond of the script and I hope it comes together. But again, that’s one of those movies that’s gonna need $200 million so, trying to get those whales off the beach is a big process.”

Koepp also clarified that the film will be set in the early 1940s and there are no plans for Blackhawks to be a part of the DC Extended Universe.

Blackhawk was first published by Quality Comics and later by DC Comics. Primarily created by Chuck Cuidera with input from both Bob Powell and Will Eisner. The Blackhawk characters first appeared in Military Comics #1 (August 1941). The Blackhawks Squadron are a small team of World War II-era ace pilots of varied nationalities, each typically known under a single name, either their given name or their surname. Though the membership roster has undergone changes over the years, the team has been portrayed most consistently as having seven core members.

At the height of his popularity in the early 1940s, Blackhawk titles routinely outsold every other comic book but Superman. Blackhawk also shares the distinction of being just one of five comic book superheroes to be published continuously in their own titles from the 1940s up to the 1960s.

Blackhawk has appeared on the big screen before, with Quality Comics licensing the film rights to Columbia Pictures for a 15-part movie serial in 1952 starring original Superman actor Kirk Alyn.