Rumor: DC Comics Wants Hawkman to Get His Own Movie?
Oh no, even more unnecessary superhero movies? According to Pajiba, DC Comics and Warner Brothers are developing a Hawkman movie that is being described as "part Indiana Jones, part Da Vinci Code and part Ghost." Not only does that not make much sense anyway, but I don't see how a Hawkman movie could be as good as any of those. Besides his flying harness (that's made of "special Nth metal that allows" him to fly), Hawkman is an archaeologist by trade and uses ancient weapons from the museum of which he is curator of in his crimefighting efforts. This sounds like a big joke, which is why we're reporting it as a rumor for now.
Hawkman, not to be confused with the Marvel character Hawkeye that may be in The Avengers movie, first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940. He's been around for a while but he's not really a popular character. I don't know why, but Hollywood seems obsessed with flying comic book characters recently. Not only are they considering Vulture as a villain for Spider-Man 4, but Hawkeye (who unlike Hawkman doesn't really fly) might end up in Thor or The Avengers. So what do you think? Is DC just trying to push Marvel around and remind them that they have other characters, too? Because I don't want to see this get made. Do you?