Steven Spielberg is first director to US$10 billion worldwide

Steven Spielberg is first director to US$10 billion worldwide

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Indiana Jones director has signed on to produce and likely direct a film about the popular DC Comics character Blackhawk. His biggest hit is Jurassic Park, which earned $983.8 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation).

"Blackhawk" was first introduced in 1941 by Quality Comics before the property was acquired by DC Comics in 1957.

Spielberg is also well associated with seaside thriller "Jaws", wartime drama "Saving Private Ryan", Frank Abagnale biopic "Catch Me If You Can", and H.G. Wells adaptation "War of the Worlds" which, along with "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and the above, figure among his top ten worldwide grossing movies according to data sourced from Box Office Mojo.

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With a bevy of unforgettable films, coupled alongside intense audience adoration, Spielberg resides over the cinematic pantheon as the medium's resident godhead. Spielberg will produce the film together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under the Amblin Entertainment banner, while Sue Kroll will executive produce, under her Kroll & Co. The iconic Academy Award-winning director has reportedly agreed to a deal that gives him creative control over an all-new movie featuring Blackhawk, the WWII-era comic book series about a squadron of ace pilots who rescue the world from enemies both conventional and exotic.

"It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros.to bring "Ready Player One" to the screen". This comes after his film Ready Player One earned $114.9 million in the USA and $475.1 million worldwide.

And the director is likely to add to his lead with an upcoming "Indiana Jones 5" and a remake of "West Side Story".

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