‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘One Night in Miami actor Aldis Hodge has joined Dwayne Johnson on the cast of DC adaptation ‘Black Adam’.

Hodge will take on the character of Hawkman, is one of a pair of lovers from Ancient Egypt destined to constantly be reincarnated throughout time and space, with many rebirths leading to emergence as a hawk-themed hero using both giant wings and an alien element called ‘nth metal’ that negates gravity and allows him to fly.

In contemporary times, he’s Carter Hall, an archaeologist turned adventurer who struggles with anger issues.

Noah Centineo plays the role of foe Atom Smasher, a character who can control his molecular structure with the ability to manipulate his size, strength and durability. Johnson taking on the titular character.

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Jaume Collet-Serra will take the helm. The story centres on the character who was first created as Shazam’s archnemesis but evolved into a more layered individual. Black Adam will also feature the Justice Society of America, a multigenerational group that preceded the Justice League and so include characters like Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and the yet to be cast Doctor Fate and Cyclone.

Production on the project is expected to start towards the end of the year/early 2021