DC’s highly anticipated Black Adam movie has added Aldis Hodge to the cast. The actor will play Carter Hall / Hawkman, a member of the Justice Society.
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As reported by Deadline, Hodge is currently in the final stages of negotiations to join New Line’s action-adventure thriller which stars Dwayne Johnson as antihero, Black Adam. Noah Centineo has already signed on to play Atom Smasher.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who has previously worked with Johnson on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, is directing Black Adam from a script drafted by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haine and Sohrab Noshirvani.
Longtime Johnson collaborator Beau Flynn will produce the project via FlynnPictureCo, along with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia via Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon will oversee for FlynnPictureCo and will also serve as executive producer.
Created by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville, the Hawkman aka Carter Hall first appeared in 1940’s Flash Comics #1.
Hawkman follows the story Carter Hall, an archaeologist living in the 1940s, who also happens to be the reincarnation of Khufu – an ancient Egyptian Prince. After regaining the memories of his first life in Egypt, Hall uses the hawk motif of the Egyptian God Horus to inspire his role as the original Hawkman.
After joining the Justice Society of America, Hawkman fights alongside Atom Smasher, Doctor Fate and Cyclone (who, with the exception of the former, are still to be cast in the movie).
Shortly after Aldis Hodge’s casting was announced Dwayne Johnson offered his congratulation to the actor on social media.
Aldis Hodge has been quietly making a name for himself in Hollywood since the late 1990s. But in the last few years, the actor’s career has been gaining some serious momentum.
Hodge earned wide praise for his roles in 2016’s Straight Outta Compton, and 2017’s Hidden Figures. He recently appeared in the pre-pandemic hit The Invisible Man and is currently starring in Regina King’s feature directorial debut One Night in Miami which premiered at Venice to rave reviews.
Black Adam is due to begin production in Georgia next year.