Black Adam is one of the upcoming big DC Comics projects that will getting hyped-up at their event DC FanDome and there are some expectations that some casting/details will be revealed.
The Illuminerdi is now posting a rumor that New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. is “interested” in casting Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard in the role of Carter Hall aka Hawkman.
It’s worth noting that the Skarsgard Family has an established working relationship with Warner Bros. over the last couple of years.
Alexander recently led a Tarzan reboot for them a few years back along with roles on HBO shows True Blood and Big Little Lies. His younger Bill Skarsgard playing Pennywise in New Line’s IT and IT: Chapter Two. Their father Stellan Skarsgard is playing the villain Baron Harkonnen in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which is being distributed by Warner Bros.
There have been plenty of fan speculation concerning the casting of the Hawkman role and a handful of shady rumors as well. Still, take with a pinch of salt as with all casting rumors.
They also mention they’re considering Scottish Sam Heughan (Bloodshot, Outlander) actor for the part as well.
Skarsgard plays the villain of the CBS All Access series The Stand from New Mutants director Josh Boone, based on the Stephen King novel.
Dwayne Johnson is set to play the titular Black Adam with Noah Centineo reportedly playing Atom Smasher.
Jaume Collet-Serra is directing from a script penned by Adam Sztykiel.
The film’s release date has been announced for December 22nd, 2021 but could easily be pushed to 2022 because of the production delays.