The DC cinematic universe is getting a little bigger as another obscure superhero is making his way to the big screen.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and DC Films are currently developing a feature adaptation of the “Hourman” comic book series with newcomers Gavin James and Neil Widener tabbed to write the script.
According to Empire, Hourman was first introduced to comic book readers in 1940 as a character in the “Stargirl” series before receiving his own line of comics. The hero’s alter ego is Rex Tyler, a chemist who develops a formula called “Miraclo” and whenever the chemist consumes the compound, he’s granted super strength and endurance in 60-minute intervals.
A film adaptation of the popular DC comic ‘Hourman’ is in development from Warner Brothers and Chernin Entertainment Group.— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) March 17, 2021
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According to Deadline, DC has spent the greater part of the past decade trying to figure ways to get Hourman on screen. An “Hourman” television series was briefly in development for The CW in 2013, but nothing ever became of it. In 2016, however, the Rex Tyler character made an appearance in The CW series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” according to Nerdist.
Yahoo! Life reports that there is no director attached to the project yet and details regarding its cast and production timeline are currently unclear.