Dwayne Johnson and Warner Bros. Pictures have officially confirmed that Aldis Hodge will play Hawkman in the upcoming DC’s Black Adam. The Rock posted on his Instagram timeline confirming the casting news with a photo and his conversation with Hodge. WB pictures also shared the conversation from their social media profiles.
"A pleasure to welcome Aldis Hodge to BLACK ADAM," said Rock. "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."
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 second.
* he puts the phone down and walks away and all I hear is inaudible yells 😂
Aldis: DJAYYYY OHHHHH SHIT!!!!!!
* I m 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.
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Hodge is joining Dwayne Johnson who is playing the titular anti-hero in the “Black Adam.” Hodge will play Hawkman, aka Carter Hall, a member of the Justice Society, and he will also join previously announced Noah Centineo who is playing Atom Smasher. Doctor Fate and Cyclone will also appear in the film but the roles are yet to be cast.
“Black Adam” is cleared to shoot in Georgia next year. The film will arrive in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise, is helming “Black Adam” off a recent draft by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.
Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. Johnson, Collet-Serra, Flynn, Garcia, and Garcia recently collaborated on Jungle Cruise, which is opening July 30, 2021. Scott Sheldon from FlynnPictureCo. will serve as an executive producer.
Hodge recently appeared in “The Invisible Man” and is starring in Regina King’s feature directorial debut One Night in Miami, which recently premiered at Venice.
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