Hawkman Actor Aldis Hodge Is Reading a Lot of DC Comics to Prepare for ‘Black Adam’

Hawkman Actor Aldis Hodge Is Reading a Lot of DC Comics to Prepare for ‘Black Adam’

Dwayne Johnson is gearing as much as be a part of the DCEU within the upcoming Black Adam film, the place he’ll play the titular anti-hero. But Adam shouldn’t be the one superpowered being the film will introduce. Aldis Hodge was revealed final yr to have been solid within the position of Hawkman, the chief of the Justice Society of America (JSA). Hodge not too long ago instructed ScreenRant how he’s getting ready to play the winged warrior.

“As far as research, I’ve done all kinds of research. I read all the graphic novels, from the JSA to the Hawkman series. I find myself really enjoying who and what he is, and how he is, and I know what we have in store for how we’re going to show him. It’s got me really excited.”

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Hawkman has a protracted and complicated historical past in DC Comics. He is without doubt one of the longest-lived superheroes, who was initially an alien cop named Katar Hol from the planet Thanagar, earlier than he traveled to Earth and was reborn over time in several avatars. It has been revealed that Hawkman will seem alongside the remainder of the heroes of the JSA. Aldis Hodge had defined in a earlier interview how excited he was to lastly have the ability to play a superhero after years of getting rejected from such roles.

“When [Dwayne Johnson] said, ‘Welcome to Black Adam,’ it was literally like what I imagined winning the lottery to feel like. I had been very, very much looking forward to being a part of any kind of superhero universe. I didn’t care what it was for such a long time just because I had been such a fan. I grew up on graphic novels. I got into the business so I could earn money to buy Batman toys, you know? It was like 13 to 15 years of constantly going up to bat and getting told no. So it really was a validation of those last few years of pursuit, hustle, and preparation.”

Black Adam will see Dwayne Johnson play the position of an historical ruler, who used the powers of the wizard Shazam to create his empire. But the facility went to Adam’s head, and he grew to become a merciless tyrant. As such, Black Adam was sealed away in a tomb for hundreds of years, and the wizard discovered a brand new champion, Billy Batson who grew to become the superhero Shazam.

Although Black Adam has historically appeared in Shazam’s comics as a villain, it appears the DCEU is taking a leaf out of Sony’s Venom playbook, and giving the villain his personal standalone film that may painting him as an anti-hero. Johnson seems extremely excited in regards to the upcoming film, which he has been campaigning onerous to get made for greater than a decade now.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam options Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Sarah Shahi. The movie at present doesn’t have a launch date. Screenrant was the primary to share these quotes.

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