How did Damon Lindelof fall in love with comics and become obsessed with Watchmen? Want to buy a book full of sketches Hellboy creator Mike Mignola did in quarantine? Why is Los Angeles Comic-Con still happening in a pandemic? What was Dwayne Johnson‘s call with Aldis Hodge like after being offered the role of Hawkman in Black Adam? Will Fin Fang Foom be in the Shang-Chi movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How many comics will be made available for free during DC FanDome? When does the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic focusing on the newest turtle arrive? What are some of the problems with the Marvel’s Avengers video game? Did you hear all of DC Universe‘s original content will eventually head to HBO Max? Who is the latest actor rumored to play Hawkman in Black Adam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Is Stephen Amell up for a musical episode on Arrow or as a DC Comics TV crossover? Is this latest iteration of Superman on the big screen inherently broken? Is Channing Tatum leaving Gambit for a movie in the DC cinematic universe? What’s the rumored title for Wolverine 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see some new images from Captain America: The Winter Soldier? How does Jesse Eisenberg look fighting the Man of Steel? What did Clark Gregg call fans who stopped watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? When will Ben Affleck arrive in Michigan to shoot Batman vs. Superman? Where else is Avengers: Age of Ultron going to be filming? What does John C. Reilly have to say about Guardians of the Galaxy? Has a Hawkman film begun production? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Here’s a little bit of weekend fun. Hawkman has always seemed like a bit of an odd man out, depending on how his story is told and what character surround him. But even in the more cosmic tales from the DC universe, this guy is a weirdo. He’s got wings on a harnass and a mask that, while kind of cool to look at, sports a weird design that is somewhere between ancient Greece and ancient Egypt, and seems far more ceremonial than practical. No wonder all the other now-popular superheroes don’t want to drink with him. But what if he were to actually get his own film? Would that change anything? Watch how one interaction between Hawkman and the other heroes of today’s films might turn out. Read More »
Are you a fan of DC comics’ Hawkman? I don’t know how much success the character has actually had. I’ve carried out a quick straw poll of my non-geek associates and none of them actually knew who he was and two of them thought I was talking about Condorman, the Disney movie with Michael Crawford.
If Warners and DC follow through with plans for a freshly-rumored Hawkman movie that low profile will be bound to change, courtesy of multi-million dollar marketing budgets.
Of course, the studios are pretty much past the immediately recognizable Spider-Man, Batman and Superman types and deep into the second-tier sorts like Iron Man, Elektra and Green Lantern and still having a certain amount of success. Hawkman is as likely to succeed, or for that matter fail, as any of them – with an attractive cast and good advance word of mouth, they could get an Iron Man size return, with unappealing actors and some dodgy looking trailers and posters, they’ll likely get an Elektra.
One of the key decisions will be just which version of Hawkman they decide to bring to the screen because the options seem quite varied.
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