Black Adam star Aldis Hodge has revealed what worried him most about his fight scenes with The Rock. The star, who goes by his first name Dwayne Johnson, has the lead role in Black Adam, the newest theatrical film of the DC Universe. Black Adam, also known as Teth-Adam, is a slave from ancient Kahndaq who gains Shazam’s powers before being imprisoned for 5,000 years. When he is released in modern times, he must struggle with whether he is really a hero as he tries to save the life of Adrianna Tomaz (Sarah Shahi), the woman who released him, as well as that of her son Amon (Bodhi). Sabongui).
The Justice Society of America, as depicted in the film, consists of four heroes teaming up with ARGUS director Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), including veteran heroes Hawkman, who uses a metal suit to fly and wears a medieval mace, and Doctor Fate. (Pierce Brosnan), who can see the future through an alien helmet. The team also has newcomers Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), who can control wind, and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), who has the ability to significantly increase his body mass. Hawkman is their leader and very loyal to his team and his old friend Doctor Fate, doing everything he can to force or convince Black Adam to resign.
This week, THR sat down with Hodge to discuss his role in Black Adam. While thinking about the production of the DCU film, the Hawkman actor recalled that his biggest fear during filming was accidentally scratching The Rock’s face with his mace during one of their fight scenes. He prides himself on getting through all of his scenes without an incident because he was scared”when I scratched his face, and we had to shut it down because of meRead Hodge’s full quote below:
My abiding memory is that I never hit him. That was all I cared about. I’m actually serious. Swinging around that club, man… I grew up being a fighter, and in terms of real fighting and stunt fighting, it’s all about understanding and knowing your distance. In real fighting you need to know your distance and that of your opponent exactly, so you know when to hook up, clock them and get out.
In stunt fights you have to know your distance so you never touch the other person, but the mace required the full extension of my arm. So I had to deal with understanding a different length because the mace added a few extra feet. And man, I just wanted to get through the day without scratching that man’s face. Because if I scratched his face, and we had to close it because of me? Yes, that’s not a bueno. But other than that, the back problems are likely [the other lasting memory].
Does the Justice Society have a future in the DCU?
While the DCU’s Justice Society folded smoothly into the franchise’s overarching story, Black Adam was their official on-screen debut. With the antihero gearing up to fight Superman in what promises to be multiple movies like the one teased by Johnson, many fans have been wondering if this new generation of heroes has a place in the series. Although one of them is lost in the course of the film, most of the heroes – including Hawkman – still have the opportunity to appear in future projects.
So far there are no official plans for a Justice Society project after Black Adam. However, given the film’s financial success at the box office, it hit $100 million faster than any DCU film since Aquarius, it seems certain that the studio will find a way to use them as soon as possible. What appears to be the most likely projects for them at the time of writing would either be a Hawkman-origin story film that Hodge has previously teased, or possibly an HBO Max streaming spin-off series in the vein of peacekeeper.
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