When Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appeared at the first day of DC FanDome, he brought with him some exciting news about the upcoming Black Adam movie. During the panel, the former WWE wrestler revealed that the film will introduce the Justice Society of America, which is a team of superheroes that preceded the Justice League. Among the JSA members slated to appear are Dr. Fate, Cyclone, and Hawkman. Until now, though, none of those roles had been cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Underground and The Invisible Man star Aldis Hodge is in final talks to take on the role of Hawkman. That would make him the third actor to sign on for Black Adam, after Johnson and Noah Centineo, who will play Atom Smasher.
At this point, we don’t know much about Black Adam, outside of what Johnson shared at FanDome, where he revealed that his take on the antihero has a strict sense of personal justice, which may not exactly align with the JSA. However, based on how the information was presented, it certainly sounds like he’ll be working with the Society, rather than against them.
Black Adam will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously worked with Johnson on the upcoming Disney movie Jungle Cruise. The current version of the script was written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (Informer). At this point, there is no public start date for production set and no announced release date.
As it stands, the next DC movie set for theaters is Wonder Woman 1984, which is currently set to arrive on December 25. This latest release date comes after numerous delays, the most recent of which have been due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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