Legendary director Steven Spielberg has been lined as much as direct a movie primarily based on the DC comics group Blackhawks, a gaggle of World Struggle II-era pilots, for a while now. Now author David Koepp, who’s writing the script for the Blackhawk movie, gave an replace on the place the undertaking stands.
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“We’ve got a script that’s superb and all of us assume it’s superb,” Koepp instructed Collider. “There have been a variety of administration adjustments at Warner Bros, so I feel we’ve simply been type of ready for that to quiet down, and for them to resolve what they wish to do with their DC Universe.”
Koepp additionally touched on Spielberg’s potential involvement.
“Clearly, I hope [Spielberg] does it or if he doesn’t direct it, I hope he produces it [and] somebody nice directs,” stated Koepp. “As a result of it might be quite a lot of enjoyable. I’m very keen on the script and I hope it comes collectively. However once more, that’s a type of motion pictures that’s gonna want $200 million, so making an attempt to get these whales off the seashore is a giant course of.”
For these unaware, The Blackhawks have been a gaggle of World Struggle II-era ace pilots who struggle tyranny and oppression, and who debuted in a problem of Navy Comics in August 1941. As a result of group being set in a selected period, Koepp stated that there have been by no means any plans to set a Blackhawk movie in the identical universe of different DC tasks like Surprise Girl or Aquaman, particularly as a result of it wouldn’t make a lot sense.
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The historical past of a Blackhawks movie stretches fairly far again, with Spielberg expressing curiosity in directing a movie primarily based on the group because the early Nineteen Eighties. Nonetheless, the undertaking was finally canceled, and Spielberg went on to direct Raiders of the Misplaced Ark as an alternative. In 2018, the Blackhawk undertaking was revived, and Spielberg was connected because the director and producer.
Whereas manufacturing was reportedly set to start out following the completion of Spielberg’s West Aspect Story, it’s now unclear if the legendary filmmaker shall be concerned.