Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia reveals some details about Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman.
Black producer Adam Hiram Garcia shared a few details on Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman in the upcoming Black Adam movie. Black Adam is currently slated for release in July 2022 and will see the title character starring Dwayne Johnson, confront the Justice Society of America. One of the founding members of the Justice Society of America in the comics is Hawkman, who will make his first big-screen appearance in Black Adam, played by Aldis Hodge.
Hawkman first appeared in 1940 in Flash Comics #1 by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville. The character was originally an archaeologist called Carter Hall, who found out that he was reincarnation of an Egyptian prince called Khufu. When DC re-launched many of their character in the Silver Age with new origins, Hawkman was reintroduced as an alien police officer called Kartar Hol of planet Thanagar.
During an interview by ScreenRant, Garcia revealed some details on the version of Hawkman in the film. Garcia mentions how this version of Hawkman has been around for some time and makes reference to its various reincarnations, confirming that the character will be similar to the Hawkman origin. Garcia says that Hodge will not disappoint as Hawkman He said:
He brought such a weight and poise and coolness to Hawkman. Hawkman’s already such a beloved character, but to watch Aldis take control of the character and portray a performance that alludes to a character who has dealt with so much, has been around for so many years. Obviously, reincarnations, iterations, and for fans that are familiar with Hawkman, they know what a bit of a tragic past and love story he has. That Aldis was really able to tap into it. And not to mention, he also got in incredible shape. I remember the first time we finally got in person in Atlanta and he was jacked. I like to call it the Dwayne Johnson effect where any actor who’s around Dwayne’s like, “Oh, I’ve got to up my game.” And he came in, in incredible shape. His arms were huge. And just, and he’s also really skilled just on top of his acting, but physically as an athlete and as a tactician, when it comes to martial arts and so forth.
He had covered every aspect. He had dedicated so much time to wanting to cover everything with Hawkman that I think fans are going to really be excited with the energy he brings to the character. And also just the coolness that he takes his character who’s been around forever. But seeing it through Aldis’ eyes is really fun.
Hodge’s Hawkman might show up in future DC films and Garcia has already confirmed that Black Adam-related films will be announced shortly, that could mean a Hawkman film could be on its way. Black Adam could be the foundation for a Hawkman solo film in theaters or on HBO Max. A solo film by Hawkman could be the way to introduce Hawkgirl to the DCEU and develop the franchise with more popular characters.
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