Yesterday, there were multiple trade reports that actor Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, The Invisible Man, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) was in talks to play Hawkman in the upcoming DC Comics film Black Adam. Dwayne Johnson has taken to social media to confirm the news and welcome Aldis to the film with the following post on Instagram.
JOHNSON: “A pleasure to welcome Aldis Hodge to BLACK ADAM. HAWKMAN is a critical leading role for our movie, as he is the fiery leader of the JSA (Justice Society of America) and one of the most beloved and legendary characters in the DC UNIVERSE. I called Aldis personally as I wanted to surprise him that he got the role and it wound up being one of the greatest conversations I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to work with this very talented brother. The perfect HAWKMAN. Let’s get to work.”
Aldis also posted this on Instagram.
The casting confirmation would dispel multiple bogus rumors circulating the internet about who was being cast in the superhero role.
Noah Centineo has been previously announced for the role of Atom Smasher.
Black Adam is still set to shoot in Atlanta, Georgia, sometime next year.
SOURCE: DWAYNE JOHNSON