Aldis Hodge joins Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam
The film which will feature Johnson as the titular antihero, will be helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra, known for making The Shallows
Aldis Hodge of The Invisible Man fame will play the role of Hawkman in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam. The film is a spin-off of Warner Bros and New Line Cinema’s Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi in the titular role.
Black Adam, which will feature Johnson as the titular antihero, will be helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra, known for making The Shallows.
The news of Aldis Hodge playing Hawkman was revealed by Dwayne Johnson through his Instagram page. Sharing the posters of Black Adam and Hawkman alongside photos of himself and Hodge, he welcomed Hodge to the project.
THIS IS HAWKMAN A pleasure to welcome @aldis_hodge to BLACK ADAM. HAWKMAN is a critical leading role for our movie, as he is the fiery leader of the JSA (Justice Society of America) and one of the most beloved and legendary characters in the DC UNIVERSE. I called Aldis personally as I wanted to surprise him that he got the role and it wound up being one of the greatest conversations I’ve ever had. Aldis: Hello? DJ: Hello, I’d like to speak to Aldis. Aldis: Who is this? DJ: This is Dwayne Johnson. * long pause Aldis: Whoever this is stop playing on my phone. DJ: This is Dwayne, is this Aldis? * longer pause Aldis: This shit ain’t funny, I said stop playing on my fucking phone. DJ: Aldis, this is DJ. I just called to say thank you so much for sending in your audition - it was great and I really appreciate the efforts you made. Just wanted to say thanks and best of luck in all you do. And one more thing — welcome to Black Adam. * longest pause Aldis: I’m sorry you’ll have to hold on for a one second. * he puts the phone down and walks away and all I hear is inaudible yells Aldis: DJAYYYY OHHHHH SHIT!!!!!! * Im laughing my ass off by now. DJ: You ok? You’re gonna crush this role! We went on to have an awesome conversation full of gratitude, love and motivation. Can’t wait to work with this very talented brother. The perfect HAWKMAN. Let’s get to work. #aldishodge #jsa #hawkman #blackadam
According to DC Comics, Hawkman aka Carter Hall is a member of the Justice Society, a group that preceded the Justice League.
The makers of Black Adam are yet to cast actors for the roles of Doctor Fate and Cyclone. The film is written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, from a previous draft by Adam Sztykiel.
Johnson is also producing the project with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn through FlynnPictureCo.
Black Adam is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2021.