Steven Spielberg takes on a DC Adaptation for BLACKHAWK

READY PLAYER ONE director Steven Spielberg teams up with Warner Bros. again to direct DC’s BLACKHAWK.

Coming off the success of the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel Ready Player One, iconic  Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct another Warner Bros. film, this time in the form of a DC superhero named Blackhawk.

The superhero was created for a World War II era and popularized in the early 1940’s. It is recognized for being one of the four comic books that were being published continuously up to the 1960s, with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman being the other three.

No date has been set as to when production will start or when the film will be scheduled, but Spielberg already has Indiana Jones 5 to start soon, and a remake of West Side Story following, so it’ll likely be at least a couple of years until a more definitive decision is made on dates. Screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones 5) will be writing the script.

As for Spielberg, he’s made a record this year, and according to EW, has become the first director to have crossed the $10 billion mark through the earnings of his collective list of films, many of which are pop culture fodder, hence the multiple references of him and his films in the Ready Player One novel.

Check out the top 10 grossing Spielberg films (domestically):

  1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, $435,110,554
  2. Jurassic Park, $402,453,882
  3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $317,101,119
  4. Jaws, $260,000,000
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark, $248,159,971
  6. War of the Worlds, $234,280,354
  7. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, $229,086,679
  8. Saving Private Ryan, $216,540,909
  9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, $197,171,806
  10. Lincoln, $182,207,973

Ready Player One is currently in 17th place on the list. You can see more Spielberg lists on MojoBoxOffice.

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