It's been all but a few weeks since news surfaced that Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston had gotten their hit comic Black Hammer optioned by Legendary Pictures. When news first broke of the movie and television option, it was initially reported that Legendary had planned on creating a universe in and of itself.
Now, new reports suggest that at least one television is moving into development with Lemire himself penning the script for the pilot. According to Lemire, he needed to be "intimately involved" if he ever chose to option Black Hammer and its associated properties.
“TV/film development was something I was becoming more involved in, but I decided with Black Hammer, because it’s so personal and near and dear to my
"I'm the one that's writing the pilot for the initial project and that's my focus now."
Outside of the fact that Lemire is writing a pilot for a show, details remain scarce on what Legendary exactly has planned. According to the Gideon Falls scribe, a shared universe is definitely a piece of the puzzle.
“The idea is that
The initial Black Hammer series debuted in 2016 and ran for 13 issues before walking away with the Best New Comic Eisner Award in 2017. Though Lemire has gone on to do work for the "Big Two" publishers — like an illustrious run on Moon Knight — the creator has turned his focus to creator-owned books.
“I reached a point in my life and career a year or two ago where Black Hammer, Gideon Falls, and Descender and other creator-owned books like Plutona were now my focus and not so much work-for-hire stuff," Lemire reflected. "I felt more control of what I was doing
“It’s scary but it’s also exciting to try and take these all of
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