Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film is finally is on track to get on the big screen. Johnson was announced as the Shazam spin-off character it seems like a lifetime ago. Now we have news that not only is the script done, it also includes Justice Society of America members including Hawkman, Stargirl and Atom Smasher.
Per That Hashtag Show:
Script writer Adam 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.
Hawkman is also being looked at to star in his own feature film as well. The character of Carter Hall 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.
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 don’t get your hopes up too much for a full JSA inclusion as the script could still go through revisions.
Hawkman appears to be a lock, however, as DC Films is very interested about bringing him to the big screen with a Muslim actor in the title role.