One of 2021’s most exciting releases is Warner Brother’s Black Adam and making their appearance alongside Dwayne Johnson’s uber anti-hero are the Justice Society of America and specifically the characters of Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher. And now we’ve got our Hawkman with the official casting of Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall/Hawkman, who delivers justice with the power of a mace!
Hodge’s casting was confirmed by Variety, and it’s exciting to see that Black Adam is quickly shaping up in a year that has proven to be very difficult for filmmakers.
Hodge has made an impression as a versatile performer with work including The Invisible Man and City on a Hill and coming in at a solid 6’1 and 200 pounds, he’ll prove to be an effective physical force to take on the might of Johnson’s Black Adam in a mano-o-mano slug fight that is sure to bring it.
In terms of a character Hawkman is known for a being a powerful and aggressive force of a character who possesses a hair-trigger temper and is known for his dominating fighting ability.
Johnson himself is very excited about the announcement and took to his Instagram to let his legions of fans know about Hodge’s casting in his trademark way.
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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⚡️
Hodge is the second confirmed casting for the Justice Society of America who will feature prominently within the film and is joining Noah Centineo who is portraying Atom Smasher in the film.
Black Adam is shaping up to be a lot of fun and audiences will be for a very bold and exciting action experience when it arrives in cinemas on December 22, 2021.