'Black Adam': Is DCEU developing a Hawkman spin-off starring Aldis Hodge?

'Black Adam': Is  DCEU developing a Hawkman spin-off starring Aldis Hodge?
Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall/Hawkman in 'Black Adam (WB)

Even as 'Black Adam' gears up for its US release, the buzz has already been about the future of the character and the other new heroes in the mix. Aldis Hodge's Hawkman was one of the characters introduced in the movie, and now multiple reports suggest that a spin-off on the winged hero is in development by the DCEU. Details at the time of writing have been scarce.

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'Black Adam' sets up the origin story for Hawkman and that would mean the DC flick could also serve as a backdoor pilot for Hodge's character. The 'City On A Hill' star plays Carter Hall — an archaeologist who is the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince and has the power of flight from his Nth metal wings. He is the leader of the Justice Society of America.

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Per Fandom, he's described as, "Originally Prince Khufu of ancient Egypt, the hero who would become known as Hawkman discovered an alien spacecraft from the planet Thanagar, powered by a mysterious anti-gravity element called Nth Metal. The unearthly energies of the metal transformed his soul, and he and his love Princess Chay-Ara were reincarnated over and over for centuries. Currently, he is Carter Hall, archaeologist, and adventurer."

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That said, while Fandomwire reported a spin-off in the works, there's still a lot of information that hasn't been necessarily confirmed. However, this could also introduce Hawkgirl in the DCEU. Much like the 'Peacemaker' by James Gunn introduced a couple of new heroes, the franchise can take a similar route.

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The official synopsis of the movie reads, "From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-adventure 'Black Adam'. The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra ('Jungle Cruise'). Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world."

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'Black Adam' releases on October 21 in the US.
 
 

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