[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23973″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Legendary’s Black Hammer comic. It started off as a Eisner Award winning title. However, when you’re not part of the comic industry’s big two, you need to find a way to distinguish yourself. For the creators of Legendary’s Black Hammer, that means being willing to branch out in all avenues possible. To further that possibility, Legendary Entertainmet has optioned it’s Black Hammer Universe. This will include not only film adaptation but for television as well. They are of hopes it will work similarly to what Marvel has done with the MCU and Marvel Television.
With one project already under way, it is creators Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston plan to take their creations in new and exciting directions. As Lemire recently told Comicbook.Com:
Legendary has optioned the entire universe, not just the one story. It’s a very ambitious adaptation and I’m currently working on the first piece of that, writing the screenplay for the first project within what we hope could be a shared universe for film and television.
The other advantage for this arrangement is it gives the writers new ideas for not only the adaptations but for their future comics stories.
There’s been a couple of things we’ve developed or I’ve developed for the film and television stuff now, that I’ve gone back and started working on comic projects based on some of those ideas. One is feeding into the other and back again in an interesting way that I didn’t expect.
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