When you think of DC Comics properties that are desperately in need of being adapted to the big screen, you think of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shazam!, maybe even Aquaman. You don’t, one would wager, dream of all the ways Hollywood could make a Hawkman film.
That’s probably because there are hundreds of versions of the character, each more ridiculous than the last. That said, Hawkman certainly has his quality comic book runs and avid fans, so it was only a matter of time before Hollywood did adapt the winged hero for the silver screen. Which is to say, starting now.
According to It’s On The Grid – by way of Badass Digest and The Playlist – Warner Bros. is currently hiring writers for a Hawkman film, to be produced by Adrian Askarieh (who’s developing films for Danger Girl, Kane & Lynch, and Hitman 2), Gregory Noveck (executive producer for the animated Wonder Woman, Justice League: The New Frontier, and Superman/Doomsday films), and Will Hackner.
Check out the logline for the film below:
Part INDIANA JONES/DA VINCI CODE, part GHOST tentpole about the fictional superhero that appears in D.C. Comic books. He used archaic weaponry and large, artificial wings attached to a harness made of the Nth metal that allows flight. Most incarnations of Hawkman work closely with a partner/romantic interest named Hawkgirl or Hawkwoman in his fight against supervillains. Based on the DC comic.
Loglines that combine the plot of several popular movies are usually exceptionally annoying, but it seems like DC just took the general story behind the original Hawkman – Carter Hall – and tried to find several popular movies that were vaguely applicable so the Hollywood suits would nod their heads and say, “Oh, yes, yes, I liked all three of those motion pictures. All three.”
The Carter Hall version of Hawkman involves Egyptians, archeology, action and adventure, reincarnation, and love through the ages between Hawkman and Hawkwoman. So obviously a Hawkman film would be: Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code meets Ghost. With giant, otherworldly wings that allow the wearer to fly like a bird. Oops, looks like they forgot to throw Fly Away Home into the logline, as well.
The last time we saw a live-action Hawkman was in the “Absolute Justice” episode of Smallville. The results (above) were less than impressive, visually-speaking.
Keep your eye on the main page for more Hawkman news as we get it.
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