Jaume Collet-Serra, the director of Black Adam, describes how the film would address the relationship between Hawkman and Dwayne Johnson's anti-hero in comic books.

Black adam & hawkman's relationship in johnson's dc movie explained

Black Adam’s director Jaume Collet-Serra talks about the featured story and how it would treat the titular anti-hero’s relationship with Hawkman in the comics. In Collet-next Serra’s DCEU film, the Man in Black, a Kahndaqian warrior unfairly imprisoned 5000 years ago, assumes the identity of the Man in Black, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Justice Society of America consists of Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall/Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone, and Noah Centineo as Albert “Al” Rothstein/Atom Smasher. They will also make an appearance in the film with Black Adam.

Black Adam will face close competition from JSA as he pursues his vindictive objectives, with Hodge’s Hawkman serving as Black Adam’s moral opposite and vehemently condemning his immoral behavior. Many people are interested in how their comic book beginnings are handled because the Black Adam teaser hinted at some serious conflicts between Johnson’s character and Hawkman. Prince Khufu, who lived during the same period as Black Adam, is referred to in comic books as the first Hawkman. The two were closely related. Hath-Set, who murdered Khufu, is doomed to eternal reincarnation across time and space, with Carter Hall serving as his current incarnation. Black Adam and Hall are shown in the comics to recognize one another after he manages to escape from prison.

While talking with Vanity Fair, Jaume Collet-Serra shared that Black Adam won’t get swamped tracing Hawkman’s relationship to Johnson’s lead character. This is owing to the complexity of the facts and the possibility that some fans won’t comprehend what’s happening.

As she states:

“In the comics, there are clear references like, ‘Hey, I saw you 5,000 years ago. You remember me?’ We’re not doing that. It would be too confusing. Hawkman reincarnates, so how many times do you need to reincarnate and still remember? All these rules [are something] you don’t want to set until those characters are established.”

It is entirely conceivable for Black Adam to disregard the complex past of Hawkman without necessarily altering his origins. This is due to the superhero’s inability to recall his previous lives when he reincarnates immediately. Instead, as Hawkman gets older, he has a life-changing encounter that makes him remember his past as Prince Khufu. Therefore, it’s likely that Hawkman would not have experienced a life-altering incident during the events of Black Adam. As a result, he would not remember meeting Adam in the past. Even though Johnson’s anti-hero has memories of Kahndaq, it’s possible that he won’t always recognize Carter as Prince Khufu because the character alters slightly with each rebirth.

Carter’s Thanagarian mace, battleship, and Nth metal wings would capture Black Adam’s eye and pique his curiosity about how Hawkman acquired such artifacts and technology from five million years ago, even if Black Adam might not be able to tell that Carter is Khufu. The film might then use the anti-hero’s intrigue to set up a prospective Hawkman tv show or movie. Johnson made it obvious that the JSA superheroes may receive their sequels if Black Adam does well. In addition, Hodge has indicated an interest in exploring Hawkman’s past and his connection with Hawkgirl in a different series. Given these possibilities, it is quite expected that Black Adam would have something planned for this chance. However, the movie’s precise approach to the franchise’s future won’t be known until the film hits cinemas.

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