Spielberg and comic books? Oh my!
If ya can’t beat em, join em.
Fresh off of the success of Ready Player One, Spielberg is no need of taking time off from doing another tentpole and this time, it looks like he’s working with Warner Bros again but on a different kind of adaption: A comic book. The Hollywood Reporter broke news that the Berg is going to beginning to adapt the DC comics hero Blackhawk to the big screen, while screenwriting collaborator David Koepp (who’s worked with him before on projects like the first two Jurassic Park films and War of the Worlds) will provide the script.
And it can be pretty easy to see why Spielberg is doing this: Blackhawk was a famous WWII comics hero who fought the Nazi powers across the globe with the help of a color gang of sidekicks, much like a certain explorer of his creation. In a press statement from Warner Bros chairman Toby Emmerich had this to say about the upcoming project:
“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,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich. “We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing ‘Blackhawk’ to movie audiences worldwide.”
There’s something appealing about this kind of spcefic genre of WWII fiction that I find endearing. Something like Captain America The First Avenger, which I will admit I wasn’t much of a fan of, had a certain charm to it in its retroness and “gee golly wilikers” optimism that made me give it a pass so if anyone can do this sort of thing, it’s him.