Steven Spielberg is taking the plunge into making superhero genre films. He will be making an adaptation of “Blackhawk” for Warner Brothers. His company, Amblin Entertainment, will also be involved in the project. Warner Brothers was associated with Steven Spielberg in his latest venture “Ready Player One,” which is already creating ripples at the box-office. Since its release on March 29, it has already raked in $476 million worldwide.

David Koepp, a longtime collaborator with Steven, has been tasked with writing the script for the epic venture.

David has collaborated with Steven earlier in epic ventures such as "Jurassic Park," "The Lost World," "War of the Worlds," and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Steven will produce the film in association with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under the Amblin Entertainment banner. Former studio executive Sue Kroll will be the executive producer of her Kroll & Co. Entertainment. Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, in a public statement, expressed his delight in working again with Steven Spielberg immediately after directing WB's “Ready Player One.”

Film on Blackhawk character

The three-time Oscar-winner is directing his first film with a DC Comics character, the World War II action-adventure hero Blackhawk.

The Blackhawk character was created in the 1940’s, first by Quality Comics and later by Chuck Cuidera of DC Comics.

Blackhawk led a team of ace pilots who were based in a secret island and flew from there in their Grumman XF5F Skyrocket planes against Axis powers. Blackhawk is an ace pilot of Polish origin while most men in his team are of different nationalities around the world.

Later they fought with foes such as King Condor and Killer Shark.

They were also pitted against women of great beauty and guile. Many new and exotic weapons, all created by an imaginative writer, like amphibious shark planes and flying tanks. Also on new to this movie is a War Wheel, a gigantic rolling monster bristling with spikes and machine guns.

"Blackhawk" comics regularly outsold all other comics except the Superman. It also has the distinction of being published without any break. It has inspired a film serial, a radio series, a novel, and now a Steven Spielberg directed the film.

Release date

It is still unclear when the superhero flick will be available in theaters. No release date has been announced. Steven Spielberg is not showing any sign of slowing down at 71, and The Oscar-winning film producer is getting ready to direct the fifth edition of "Indiana Jones" and is also in the process of starting the remake of the “West Side Story.”