While the 35-year-old American actor Aldis Hodge is all set to feature in the upcoming superhero epic Black Adam film, alongside Dwayne Johnson’s anti-hero Black Adam, when it makes its way into the theatres after a long delay on 22nd July 2022, movie producer Hiram Garcia has already started teasing the blockbuster.
Garcia while recently speaking in an interview with CBR teased the fans about the movie by saying that the arch-rival of Shazam, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will be seen big-time taking on Hodge’s Hawkman.
"Aldis [Hodge] is so amazing as Hawkman and just brings a weight and an energy to this character that, if you're a fan of Hawkman, you know his history, that [he] has lived many lifetimes, to [bring] a real nuance to the way Aldis plays him that, ultimately is really intriguing, but also, he's a tough dude," Garcia told CBR of Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman. "The way him and Black Adam go at each other is going to be a lot of fun for fans to see. So all of them knocked it out of the park. Hands down, once we saw them read, we knew right away these are the guys with the roles, and we're really happy with it."
Garcia added while discussing about Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone, and Hodge’s Hawkman and the important impact that all of these characters have over the movie. "We were able to find a really good group of actors. All of them absolutely crushed it, I think the dynamic between all of them is a lot of fun. And anytime you have James Bond coming in now as Dr. Fate! Pierce [Brosnan] is so poised and so charming, and the minute he comes on set, he just elevates everything, mixed with all the other actors."
Although Aldis Hodge will be seen in one of the leading roles in the much-awaited Black Adam film, he will be joined by other cast members like Dwayne Johnson in the role of Teth-Adam also known as Black Adam, Noah Centineo in the role of Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi in the role of Adrianna Tomaz, Quintessa Swindell in the role of a Cyclone and Pierce Brosnan in the role of Kent Nelson also known as Doctor Fate.
The film will be PG-13 rated as previously revealed by Garcia. "This will be PG-13, but it’s not because we're being forced to be PG-13, the way we devised the movie, it just wasn't necessary to make it R, and it's something we discussed because we did want to be true to the character,” Garcia explained in a separate interview.
The film is produced under the banner of DC Films in association with New Line Cinema, Seven Bucks Productions, and FlynnPictureCo. with the distribution under the media and entertainment Warner Bros. Pictures.
Black Adam is set to be the eleventh installment in the ever-popular continuously expanding DC Extended Universe and a spin-off to the superhero film Shazam! released in 2019, which starred Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou.