Spielberg to direct DC's "Blackhawk"

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Spielberg to direct DC's "Blackhawk"

After a few "heavy" films like The Post, War Horse, Lincoln and Bridge of Spies, it seems that Steven Spielberg has rediscovered his Midas touch for entertaining audiences at the cinema with Ready Player One.

This is the director's first feature to involve characters from the DC Extended Universe.

Spielberg collaborator David Koepp is penning the "Blackhawk", screenplay."Jurassic Park", "The Lost World", "War of the Worlds", and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." scripts were all written by Koepp. In the series, the Blackhawks are a small team of War War II ace pilots who are led by an enigmatic leader, Blackhawk.

Spielberg's most recent film, the virtual reality adventure Ready Player One, was also a Warner Bros. film. 'They bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre'. More importantly, Spielberg appears to be a fan of Blackhawk in particular, since rumours abounded of him wanting to make a Blackhawk film... all the way back in 1982. His comic ran through Quality until 1956, and was then picked up by DC Comics in 1957.

Spielberg is set to direct DC comics film Blackhawk, Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich announced Tuesday. If you count in the projects he has produced as well, his movies have amassed an estimated $17.2 billion, according to the website. Along with Aquaman, Shazam! and Wonder Woman 2 (all of which are in production), Warner Bros. has spinoffs in the works for Cyborg, the Flash, Harley Quinn, and the Joker. No targeted release date was mentioned by the studio. Spielberg just made headlines as the first director to make $10 billion at the box office, so if he directs "Blackhawk" it's a HUGE get for Warner/DC.

Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce the movie alongside Spielberg, with Sue Kroll on board as executive producer. This film is primed to be a lucrative feather in his expensive cap, especially coming after his reported next films: a new Indiana Jones movie and a West Side Story remake.