Lets step back in time to the far gone year of 2011. Producer Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) was teaming up with Gregory Noveck (RED, Justice League: The New Frontier) and Will Hackner to bring the DC hero Hawkman to life on the big screen. Though the adaptation saw almost no further traction, a logline was release for the story and read as follows:
“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.”
Bleeding Cool later reported that WB had no interest in a mystical or alien version of the character, meaning the man under the mask would no doubt be Carter Hall, though it never got past the development stage.
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