Dwayne Johnson Informs Aldis Hodge that He Got the Part of Hawkman in ‘Black Adam’

Dwayne Johnson is certainly known for his box office prowess and his larger-than-life persona. He is also a renowned jokester and although Johnson wasn’t intentionally playing a trick on new Black Adam co-star Aldis Hodge (the man who will appear as Hawkman in the upcoming film) thought he was being pranked.

Johnson announced the news to the world (and not just Aldis) by posting a transcript of the call on Instagram.

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THIS IS HAWKMAN 🦅 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. Aldis: Hello? DJ: Hello, I’d like to speak to Aldis. Aldis: Who is this? DJ: This is Dwayne Johnson. * long pause Aldis: Whoever this is stop playing on my phone. DJ: This is Dwayne, is this Aldis? * longer pause Aldis: This shit ain’t funny, I said stop playing on my fucking phone. DJ: Aldis, this is DJ. I just called to say thank you so much for sending in your audition – it was great and I really appreciate the efforts you made. Just wanted to say thanks and best of luck in all you do. And one more thing — welcome to Black Adam. * longest pause Aldis: I’m sorry you’ll have to hold on for a one second. * he puts the phone down and walks away and all I hear is inaudible yells 😂 Aldis: DJAYYYY OHHHHH SHIT!!!!!! * Im laughing my ass off by now. DJ: You ok? You’re gonna crush this role! We went on to have an awesome conversation full of gratitude, love and motivation. Can’t wait to work with this very talented brother. The perfect HAWKMAN. Let’s get to work. #aldishodge #jsa #hawkman 🦅 #blackadam⚡️

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Hodge is best known for his work on Showtime’s crime drama City on a Hill, where he plays assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward, and for his role in 2020’s Invisible Man. Hodge will also appear in the upcoming One Night in Miami film as one of the best running backs of all time and social activist Jim Brown. One Night in Miami is a fictional account of a actual historical event when a number of sports super stars from the 1960’s such as Brown, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Muhammad Ali, met with civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Hodge joins Johnson and Noah Centineo (who will play the giant Atom Smasher) in Black Adam. During the recent DC FanDome event, Johnson also revealed that fellow Justice Society members Dr. Fate and Cyclone will also appear in the film (neither of whom have been cast as of yet). Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Black Adam from a script by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.

Black Adam was originally slated to start production this past summer for a December 2021 release. As of now, the production has not started on the DC film, and the release date (like all other blockbuster films currently on studio’s schedules) will most likely be delayed.

Be sure to check back with Conskipper for more updates on Black Adam and all the rest of DC’s upcoming films.

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