Hawkman (Aldis Hodge)
Assuming that Black Adam will be using the most popular/well-known version of the character, the movie will be introducing audiences to Carter Hall – an archaeologist who discovers that he is a part of a long cycle of reincarnations that originate with a feud between a prince and a priest in ancient Egypt. He uses a material called Nth metal in his costume that he controls mentally, and it gives him both the ability to fly and enhanced senses.
It may wind up being a touch tricky to translate the character for the big screen, as his costume is one of the sillier ones in DC Comics, but to Black Adam’s credit the film has gotten an incredibly talented actor to play the role and help audiences take him seriously. Aldis Hodge, who is best known for movies including The Invisible Man, Clemency, Brian Banks, and One Night In Miami, signed on to the production in September 2020, and we can’t wait to see what he does with the part.