Aldis Hodge has been cast as Hawkman in Black Adam. Hodge will portray archaeologist Carter Hall, the reincarnated superhero Hawkman and the leader of the Justice Society of America. The actor joins Dwayne Johnson who will play Black Adam and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher.
Hodge and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed on social media today. Warner Bros. and DC Comics still need to cast Doctor Fate and Cyclone. However, the film will not feature Hawkgirl.
Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra with a screenplay written by Dam Sztykiel. The Shazam spinoff will take place decades before the Zachary Levi movie.
Black Adam is scheduled to open on December 22, 2021.
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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⚡️