According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Aldis Hodge (“The Invisible Man”) is in negotiations to play the DC superhero Hawkman/Carter Hall in New Line Cinema’s upcoming Shazam prequel/spin-off, “Black Adam“, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (“Jungle Cruise”) and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”).
Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play the antihero Black Adam for years even before the “Shazam” movie was filmed and released back in 2019. During the DC Fandome virtual event, Johnson confirmed that Black Adam will enter production in 2021 and will feature members of the DC Comics’ Golden Age superhero team, The Justice Society of America.
The Justice Society of America consisted of heroes such as Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher, Stargirl, Hour Man, Hawkman, Wildcat, Cyclone and many others. It was revealed last month that actor Noah Centineo (“The Perfect Date”) had been cast as the Atom Smasher who has powers similar to Marvel’s Ant-Man.
Hodge’s film credits include “The Invisible Man” starring Elizabeth Moss, the Showtime crime series, “City on a Hill”, starring Kevin Bacon and the upcoming fictional drama, “One Night in Miami.”
DC and New Line Cinemas “Black Adam” is currently scheduled for a December 22nd, 2021 release.