Earlier today, word broke that DC and New Line had their eye on Aldis Hodge to portray Hawkman in their upcoming Black Adam movie headlined by Dwayne Johnson. During August’s DC FanDome event, the studios confirmed that the character will appear in the film as the leader of the Justice Society of America. Now, Johnson has taken to Instagram to praise Hodge’s casting.
It looks like Johnson personally phoned Hodge to tell him that he’d gotten the Hawkman role. He also included a transcript of their conversation in his latest post. You can read the whole thing for yourself below.
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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
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Hodge joins a cast that so far only includes Johnson and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, another JSA member. Black Adam’s FanDome teaser confirmed that the big-screen Justice Society also includes Dr. Fate and Cyclone. However, those roles have yet to be cast. Jaume Collet-Serra is directing Black Adam from a script by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.
Black Adam was originally supposed to start production this past summer and hit theaters in December 2021. But with COVID-19 in the way, filming will most likely begin early next year. DC still hasn’t shared whether the release date will change.
Are you happy to hear that Hodge is officially onboard Black Adam as the new Hawkman? Let us know in the comments down below!
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