Dwayne Johnson, who will play the Black Adam in a film with the same title revealed that Aldis Hodge will play Hawkman in the upcoming movie. Hodge is best known for his recent roles in One Night in Miami, The Invisible Man, Straight Outta Compton, Hidden Figures and more.
“A pleasure to welcome Aldis Hodge to Black Adam,” the Rock posted on Instagram. “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.”
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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⚡️
“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,” the Rock wrote.
“So the cat’s out of the bag,” Hodge posted on Instagram. “The Rock, it’s going to be an honor to join you, Noah Centineo, and the Black Adam/DCU family. Let’s goooooo!!!!”
The Black Adam movie will center around the main character that was originally created as superhero Shazam’s archnemesis. The film will have Jaume Collet-Serra direct. Of course, these two worked together on Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Jaume’s previous works also include The Shallows, and Liam Neeson’s The Commuter, Run All Night, Unknown, and Non-Stop.
What’s even better about this news, Datrinti took a stab at what Aldis Hodge could look like as Hawkman and we have to say it’s pretty awesome! Take a look below for yourself and let us know what you think about all of this news in the comments below!
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