TV producer and comic book visionary Geoff Johns has teased the possibility that DC Entertainment could bring the comic book character Hitman to television.
While sitting on a panel at the DC in D.C. event this weekend, a fan of Hitman asked DC’s President and Chief Creative Officer if there was any plans for the character on TV. Johns played coy at first, explaining that there is always a chance for anything to happen.
However, he did answer the question definitively by saying that “we are talking about Hitman.”
Tommy Monaghan, the superpowered Hitman, was created by Garth Ennis and John McCrea in 1993 before getting his own ongoing series in 1996. The book lasted 61 issues, with the title character dying in the finale, however, his popularity has not waned in the years since. Hitman has also appeared in several specials and one-shots since his death.
It’s hard to say for sure where DC could place Hitman into DCTV, but the potential is there. He could easily fit into any of the shows on The CW, and DC’s forthcoming streaming platform could use additional content. We’ll just have to wait and see where he turns up next.
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