Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's Black Hammer has been optioned for film and TV development by Legendary Entertainment. The duo will serve as executive producers of the franchise.
"Black Hammer is an epic multi-book saga of interweaving stories - both past and present - detailing the trials and tribulations of the heroes as well as the villains of Spiral City," reads Legendary's description of the franchise. "It’s a genre-bending series that pushes the limits of what a superhero story can be, while always creating deep metaphors for human experiences. In Black Hammer, the characters come first, and the super hero aspects become the canvas to tell their stories."
Black Hammer debuted at Dark Horse Comics in 2015, and has spawned several spin-off titles.