Aldis Hodge is in talks to join New Line / DC’s Black Adam as Hawkman. Aldis Hodge plays the role of Hawkman in Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming DC Extended Universe film Black Adam.
The film, which will feature Johnson as the titular antihero, will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra of The Shallows fame, Variety reported. Most recently, Black Adam appeared with a virtual panel at the DC FanDome, where Dwayne Johnson provided more details on the film.
At the DC FanDome event, studios confirmed that the character will appear in the film as the leader of the Justice Society of America.
Black Adam was originally supposed to begin production last summer and hit theaters in December 2021. But with COVID-19 on the way, filming will likely begin early next year.
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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⚡️
The film arrives in theaters , 2021.
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