Apparently Warner Bros. has the time to make even more DC movies. This one might be the most surprising yet. THR broke the news that Hourman would be the latest character to get his own solo movie. So that begs the question: Which Hourman?
In the article, The Hollywood Reporter describes the film and the character this way: “Hourman centers on a brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who discovers that the visions that have plagued him since childhood are actually glimpses of tragic events occurring one hour in the future.
Determined to win back his ex-wife and son, he heroically prevents these tragedies from unfolding, finding both purpose and redemption along the way.”
Now is that just the description of the character that they saw when they looked him up or knowledge they were given about the plot? That isn’t clear, but let’s just run with that being the true description for now. If that’s the case, that likely means that we’re talking about Rick Tyler and not Rex. The line about being “troubled” could reference Rick’s Miraclo addiction from the comics. There are a lot of unknowns right now, so we’ll have to wait and see. We have seen both characters in live action already in the Arrowverse, on both DC’s Stargirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Warner Bros. and DC Films will team with Chernin Entertainment, who also worked on the Planet of the Apes films, for this movie. Gavin James and Neil Widener, will be writing the script. No director has been announced, so who that will be could have a huge impact on if and when this movie actually gets made.
I’ll share more of my thoughts on Episode 359 of our podcast.
Photo Credit: DC Comics/Alex Ross