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Black Adam: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Welcomes Aldis Hodge to the DCEU With Hilarious Story

Aldis Hodge and Dwayne Johnson

The DC Extended Universe has just welcomed its newest major star with the announcement that Aldis Hodge will be taking on the role of Hawkman in the all-new Black Adam film, set to release in December 2021.

Centered around one of the most notable villains for DC’s Shazam!, this film has been in the works for a long time with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring in the title role alongside the newly announced Hodge.

Now, after the announcement, Johnson has  taken to his social media pages to send an inspiring message to his new co-star.

NEWS

In a new post on his personal Instagram page, Dwayne Johnson has sent a message of congratulations to his new costar, Aldis Hodge, who will he portraying Hawkman in Johnson’s Black Adam movie. Johnson included a transcript of the phone call between the two actors revealing the casting, which can be seen below:

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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WHAT THIS MEANS

Both Johnson and Hodge are clearly over the moon about the casting announcement, as both are incredibly confident that Hodge will be perfect for the role of Hawkman. The hero is one of the earliest characters ever created in DC lore, serving as one of the first members of the Justice Society and one of Black Adam’s most noteworthy foes.

Hawkman will be teaming up with Noah Centenio’s Atom Smasher against Black Adam, who will be in for quite the fight in the first ever big screen adaptation of the popular DC villain. The character has been utilized in multiple animated shows, along with the live-action Arrowverse, and fans are already going crazy thinking of his debut in theaters next year.

Black Adam is set to begin production in early 2021 and release later that year on December 22.