Aldis Hodge will take off as the DC Comics superhero Hawkman in the New Line creation of “Black Adam,” Variety has affirmed.
The entertainer — who most as of late featured in “The Invisible Man” and won recognition for his forthcoming performanceas Jim Brown in “One Night in Miami” — is in arrangements to join the film, starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero, and Noah Centineo as the superhero Atom Smasher. Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise,” “The Shallows”) will coordinate; Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (“Informer”) composed the most recent draft of the content, from a past draft by Adam Sztykiel (“Rampage”).
Johnson is additionally delivering with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn is creating through FlynnPictureCo.
With his huge wings, hawk-like helmet and magic mace, Hawkman has been a standard — whenever tangled — presence in DC Comics since his introduction in 1940, yet the character has never truly made it into a true to life include.
During the DC FanDome virtual occasion a month ago, Johnson prodded that Hawkman would make his film debut in “Black Adam” as a major aspect of the Justice Society, alongside Atom Smasher, and Doctor Fate and Cyclone, jobs that still can’t seem to be projected.
“I have a knack for destroying bullies, but there are some who think I need help,” Johnson describes as Black Adam in the energized mystery that played during DC FanDome. “Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and their new recruits: Cyclone and Atom Smasher. They call themselves the Justice Society, an organization that believes in fighting for truth and justice. Well, I’m going to teach them that the only beliefs I fight for are mine. Welcome to truth, justice and the Black Adam way.”
“Black Adam” is planned to open on Dec. 21, 2021.