DC Movie News: Steven Spielberg to make a ‘Blackhawk’ film

So, apparently Steven Spielberg might make a DC movie.

Yes, you read that right.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first Director whose films crossed the $10 Billion mark (which happened just this week thanks to Ready Player One) is in talks to produce and direct a movie based on the DC Comics character, Blackhawk.

No, I haven’t heard of him either. But apparently Blackhawk was the leader of an international squadron of pilots who fought the Nazis and the like during the second World War.

And suddenly this story makes so much more sense.

Of course World War II stories are an area where Spielberg has excelled greatly in the past, due partly to his own family history. Indiana Jones, Schindlers List, Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan – all properties in which Spielberg played key roles (as Director on most, and Producer on Band of Brothers), and some of the most acclaimed and well received works of his career. In this context, Spielberg seems an obvious choice.

But we wouldn’t get our hopes up too high for Blackhawk just yet. First off, there’s the fact that Spielberg has committed himself to making Indiana Jones 5 his next film, and he’s also working on a new rendition of West Side Story. Add to that Warner Bros. and DC’s track record of announcing films only to have them fall apart later (just today we learned that Suicide Squad 2 may be pushed back for both a solo Harley Quinn film and maybe even Birds of Prey). The studio seems to release 1 film for every 10 DC films it announces.

So while this is an interesting bit of news, we’re not holding our breath.