The legendary filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, may be about to join the DC cinematic universe as it’s revealed that he will be producing and possibly direct a movie adaptation of DC Comics’ World War II-era Blackhawk.
Steven Spielberg is one of the most celebrated directors and producers working in Hollywood. He’s arguably one of the most famous directors to have ever lived, and at 71 years of age, he still has a lot left in the tank. His most recent film, Ready Player One, was proof of that. Despite facing a lot of early criticisms for its, let’s say slightly overly enthusiastic use of 80s pop culture references, the film turned out to be a huge success and demonstrated that Spielberg is still one of the best in the business at creating fun, family-friendly cinematic adventures.
His previous film, The Post, received a Best Motion Picture of the Year nomination at this year’s Oscars, so he’s very much still in the game. We’ve now heard reports that he will be producing and may even direct a movie for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Hear that people! Spielberg is joining the DCEU (or DCFU, or DCCU… whatever you want to call it)! Warner Bros. announced that they would be teaming up with Spielberg and his company Amblin Entertainment to adapt a DC Comics property, Blackhawk, for the big screen. Blackhawk, just in case you didn’t know, was a comic book series that tells the story of a World War II pilots of diverse nationalists who fight tyrannical rulers. It has Spielberg written all over it.
“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,” Warner Bros. said in a statement (via Collider).
It seems as if Spielberg and Warner Bros. enjoyed working together on Ready Player One, which is doing very well in cinemas and currently has an 80% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (if that counts for anything). As for Blackhawk, it’s certainly right in Spielberg’s wheelhouse. He’s very familiar with making films set in the World War II-era – Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List come immediately to mind – and he’s always been able to capture something unique in each one of his War-era movies, whether it be the Cold War with Bridge Of Spies, or World War I with War Horse.
Blackhawk won’t be Spielberg’s next project. He has a lot going on beforehand. His upcoming film will be Indiana Jones 5, followed by his remake of West Side Story, which means that we should expect Blackhawk to start shooting in 2020, should Spielberg opt to direct as well as produce.
The film will be written by David Koepp, who’s collaborated with Spielberg before on many occasions, including War Of The Worlds, Jurassic Park and he’s also writing the script for the upcoming Indiana Jones 5.
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