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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Steven Spielberg joins the DC Universe with Blackhawk film

The acclaimed director will reportedly produce and possibly direct the World War II action adventure film

Warner Bros Chairman Toby Emmerich says that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the World War II action adventure 'Blackhawk' for the studio. Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP File
Warner Bros Chairman Toby Emmerich says that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the World War II action adventure 'Blackhawk' for the studio. Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP File

Steven Spielberg is flying into the DC Universe with the World War II action adventure Blackhawk.

Warner Bros Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the film for the studio.

The Blackhawk series started in 1941 and follows a group of ace WWII-era pilots as they fight evils, including the Axis powers.

An Instagram post was uploaded on the DC Comics account and reads: "Welcome to the family, Steven Spielberg! The iconic director will enter the world of DC with BLACKHAWK":

A post shared by DC (@dccomics) on

Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds screenwriter David Koepp is writing the script.

Spielberg recently collaborated with Warner Bros on the futuristic adventure Ready Player One which has made over $476 million worldwide (Dh1.74 billion).

The Oscar-winning director has a few projects on his plate first, however, including the fifth Indiana Jones and West Side Story.

No release date has been set for Blackhawk.

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