The DC film universe has discovered its Hawkman. Aldis Hodge, who not too long ago starred in The Invisible Man remake, has been tapped to star because the superhero in Black Adam alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The undertaking has been in improvement for a very long time, with Johnson on board to play the anti-hero. Now, the film has added some further star energy whereas bringing one other well-known hero from the pages of DC Comics to the massive display screen.
Based on a number of studies, Aldis Hodge is in talks to play Hawkman in Black Adam. Sorry to those that had been hoping Ryan Reynolds would get the gig. No additional particulars have been supplied relating to the scale of his function. Nonetheless, it was beforehand revealed that the Justice Society shall be concerned, with Hawkman serving as one of many members. Atom Smasher may even be a member of the supergroup, with Noah Centineo (To All of the Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than) on board to play the character. Hodge, in the meantime is thought for his roles in motion pictures reminiscent of Hidden Figures and Straight Outta Compton, in addition to TV exhibits like Underground and Leverage.
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Hawkman first appeared within the pages of Flash Comics #1 again in 1940. On the time, the hero was the alter ego of Carter Corridor, an archaeologist. That model of the character was created by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville. He comes to seek out that he’s the reincarnated model of historic Egyptian royalty. The character was reinvented by Timothy Truman a few many years later in 1961. That model of Hawkman, Katar Hol, was an alien from the world Thanagar. It’s anticipated that Aldis Hodge shall be enjoying a model primarily based on Carter Corridor. So we might not be taking a visit to Thanagar within the DCEU simply but. We obtained a glimpse on the character in an animated teaser that was launched through the film’s DC FanDome panel.
This film has been in improvement, in some kind or one other, for years now. Initially, the character of Black Adam was going to be the antagonist in Shazam! However as soon as Dwayne Johnson’s star energy grew, he and Warner Bros. got here to the conclusion that the character may warrant his personal cinematic journey first. Initially, filming was presupposed to kick off this summer season however, as a result of widespread manufacturing shutdown, it needed to be pushed again. It’s unclear when filming is ready to start. Johnson is at present filming his thriller Pink Discover for Netflix and he’s anticipated to maneuver onto this undertaking after his commitments there have wrapped up.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who not too long ago labored with The Rock on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, is directing. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the screenplay, with Adam Sztykiel penning a earlier draft. At current, Black Adam is ready to hit theaters on December 22, 2021. Whether or not or not that date sticks stays to be seen. We’ll make sure you maintain you posted as any additional particulars are made out there. This information was beforehand reported by The Wrap.