Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Steven Spielberg to tackle DC Comics' Blackhawk

Steven Spielberg to tackle DC Comics' Blackhawk

Spielberg most recently directed "Ready Player One" for Warner Bros., which has so far grossed $476 million worldwide following its release late last month.

Steven Spielberg is set to produce, and possibly direct, a new DC Comics movie with Warner Bros. The film will follow presumably star a comic book character who leads a Blackhawk Squadron in World War II.

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The project has always been rumored as one of Spielberg's unrealized ambitions, with DC writer Mark Evanier revealing in 2011 that Spielberg had even envisioned comedic actor Dan Aykroyd in the leading role as far back as the early 1980s. Though last year's Wonder Woman was a critical and box office victor, Warner Bros. has struggled to get a consistent string of hits from its superheros that match the bonanza Walt Disney Co has generated from its Marvel Entertainment unit. Spielberg will produce the film together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under Amblin Entertainment, while Sue Kroll will executive produce, under her Kroll & Co. Spielberg's next two movies are the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise and West Side Story. "We can't wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing Blackhawk to movie audiences worldwide". "They bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre". With one extraordinary film after another and every single of them become a cult classic such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Indiana Jones series, Saving Private Ryan, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Catch Me If You Can, Lincoln and the list is goes on, the director has not only won the hearts of fans but also, consistently, garnered critical-acclaim.

It's currently unknown when exactly Spielberg will shoot "Blackhawk", but the studio now has the time to fully develop the project before handing it over to Spielberg.

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