Black Adam Footage Teases Aldis Hodge's Hawkman Costume

New footage from Black Adam reveals a first look at Aldis Hodge's Hawkman costume. Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson as the super-powered anti-hero and predecessor of Shazam! who traces his origins back to ancient Egypt. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise), the film also stars a number of other superheroes, including Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Isis (Sarah Shahi), and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), some of which are members of the Justice Society of America. The film serves as both a prequel and a spinoff of Shazam!, as Black Adam was the first hero chosen by the Wizard that ended up unleashing the Seven Deadly Sins upon the world.

Hawkman AKA Carter Hall is portrayed by actor Aldis Hodge (The Invisible Man) in Black Adam, a character with many different origins in the comics that have been refined and redone throughout the years. Traditionally, Hall was an archaeologist who discovers a mysterious metal called "Nth Metal" which allows him the power of flight. Hawkman would later don a mask and costume to fight against evil, eventually becoming one of the founding members of Justice Society of America, with one of his revised origins having him be be a reincarnated Egyptian from a race called the Thanagarians.

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Now, the first look of Hodge as Hawkman has been revealed via the Black Adam footage at DC FanDome, which is peek at the chest piece for the character. The image shows off the traditional Hawkman logo of a screaming hawk, as well as the gold trim and red background, which is fairly comics accurate all around. While Hodge showed up to talk about the film during DC FanDome, this was the most that was shown in terms of the actor in costume, but it's still an official look that should whet the appetite for fans looking forward to seeing a live-action Hawkman in a feature film.

Hawkman has appeared in numerous TV series, including Smallville and Arrow, as well as the animated Justice League and Justice League Unlimited shows. In those iterations, the character is portrayed as the Carter Hall version of the character with similar origins as in the comics. For Hodge, the preparation to take on the role has been extensive, as he did a deep dive into the comics, including the JSA books, not to mention his physical training.

While there's much more to be revealed of Hodge's Hawkman, this is a good tease, as it shows that the filmmakers are honoring the traditional aspects of the costume, while giving it a modern update. While there have been leaks of aspects of the costume, this is the first official look, solidifying what to expect from the character in Black Adam. With Hodge's dedication to the role, the bigger reveal later on is sure to leave a lasting impact and usher Hawkman into the DCEU proper with a bang.

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Source: DC FanDome

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