By: John M Jerva

One of the cool reveals recently at DC FanDome was the fact that the Justice Society of America’s or simply JSA would be making an appearance in Black Adam which stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero.

Questions remain now who will be playing the key members of the group who include Hawkman, Doctor Midnite and more. We now have one of those answers as The Rock humorously announced via Twitter that actor Aldis Hodge (The Invisible Man) has landed the key role of Hawkman in the film. I say humorous because The Rock included the phone conversation he had with Hidge telling him the great news to which Hodge didn’t believe it was Johnson at first. Take a look below!

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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 joins Johnson and Noah Centineo who was confirmed earlier to be playing Atom Smasher. Johnson revealed a cool animated teaser video for Black Adam at last month’s DC FanDome which gives fans some history of the character who is a constant thorn in Captain Marvel (AKA Shazam)’s side.

Black Adam will now be released on December 22nd of 2021 and even though that is a long wait, anticipation grows daily from rabid fans who want to see Johnson’s anti-hero square off against Zachary Levi’s SHAZAM! Everyone knows that Johnson was supposed to debut as Black Adam in this year’s Shazam! but New Line and DC thought that he was too big for that film and that he needed his own vehicle to tell his tale.

Johnson is gonna bring it (pardon the pun) and from the concept art and teaser that was released, this looks like it will be one of the best DC adaptations yet. Johnson has also gone on record by calling out other superheroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash. Johnson promised that his arrival would “change the hierarchy of power forever.” He is The Rock after all so yeah…”just bring it.” Stay tuned as we are your destination for everything action!!

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