One of the most interesting bits of news to emerge from this weekend's DC in DC is as unexpected as could be. The two-day event, which culminates tonight in the world-premiere screening of DC's new CW series Black Lightning, was poised to celebrate DC Comics and the Warner Brothers DCTV series' many shows already in the works or on the air. However, at the Q & A following the weekend's first panel, we got a sneak peek at what may be to come for the TV series endeavors, and lo and behold! It's Hitman!
According to Will Romine at Bleeding Cool, after a questioner told the panel of their love for Tommy Monaghan (aka Hitman), Geoff Johns replied that he and Greg Berlanti had indeed been discussing turning the Garth Ennis and John McCrea series into a TV show. And at a time when '80s and '90s nostalgia is high, the tale of the 1990s DC Gulf War veteran from the Cauldron, Irish mob part of Gotham City -- whose run-in with an alien gave him X-ray vision and telepathy -- seems ripe for revival.
A few things that make this fun for TV: his alien bite, which gave him his limited powers, expanded his pupils and thoroughly blackened his eyes, so get ready for an antihero whose eyes truly are the window to his soul. Two: The comic book series was nestled deep in the '90s DC universe, so appearances by Batman, Joker, Superman, and the like could all be reasonably expected. (And, considering past CW DC Crossover events: very reasonably expected.) And three: Once he attained his powers, he began to specialize in hits on supernatural or truly weird threats, so a hit on a zombie might be all in a day's work.
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