Dwayne Johnson's DC anti-hero may fight Hawkman and the Justice Society of America in his solo Black Adam movie. Back when Warner Bros. was still etching out the original plans for a DC shared universe, one of their earliest moves was getting Johnson to join as Black Adam. He was originally going to be the villain of the upcoming (and currently being praised) Shazam!, but the decision was made to give the god-like character a movie of his own first.
The Black Adam solo film was announced back in 2017, but there has yet to be any major movement on it. This is partially thanks to Johnson's incredibly busy schedule not being able to find time for the movie, but also because they are still working on the script. Adam Szytkiel was hired to write a new script for Black Adam near the end of 2017. Any and all plot details have remained under wraps so far, but now we may know that a few DC heroes will be mixing it up with the protector of Khandaq.
According to That Hashtag Show, Szytkiel recently turned in an updated draft of his Black Adam script and it includes Hawkman in a major role. The studios will look to cast an actor between 30-39 years old who can believably stand opposite of Johnson. In addition to Hawkman, Black Adam will also reportedly include his fellow JSA members Stargirl and Atom Smasher, and they will look for an actress and actor between 20-29 to play them. Hawkman has previously appeared on Legends of Tomorrow, while Stargirl has her own series coming to DC Universe.
Carter Hall aka Hawkman is an archeologist who is the reborn soul of Prince Khufu, an ancient Egyptian, and one of DC's oldest heroes. He was created in 1940 by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville and is a founding member of the JSA, along with his star-crossed love Chay-Ara aka Hawkgirl. Even though they are rarely apart in the comics, there is currently no word on if Black Adam's script includes her or not. Black Adam and Hawkman's history goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, so there is plenty of source material for Szytkiel and a future director to mine to make this confrontation possible.
The inclusion of Stargirl and Atom Smasher is a nice surprise for Black Adam, and one that could help the JSA to be formed in the not too distant future - if it isn't already. Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl and Albert Rothstein aka Atom Smasher are usually romantically involved in the comics, which is likely why they're paired together here. But, Atom Smasher has also been a close friend to Black Adam, with the pair leaving the JSA at one point together and teaming up. Although this information is not yet confirmed, they could be the DC characters Johnson previously teased will be included. And as long as Black Adam's script doesn't change too much before filming begins, then DC fans should get ready to see Hawkman, Stargirl, and Atom Smasher on the big screen in the future.
Source: That Hashtag Show
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