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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Congratulations to @aldis_hodge on getting the role of Hawkman in @dccomics upcoming Black Adam movie. I absolutely stand by this choice. Reference from @richiejmason . #hawkman #blackadam #aldishodge #dc #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcextendeduniverse #dwaynejohnson #therock #jsa
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.
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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⚡️
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.