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“All I wanted was to make it without scratching his face”: Black Adam Star Aldis Hodge Reveals He Was Terrified of The Rock, Was Worried He Might Scratch WWE Star’s Face and Halt Filming

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Black Adam has been striking down any doubts that the haters had about the film and its cast. From stellar performances from everyone in the cast to Dwayne Johnson’s badass portrayal of the anti-hero from ancient times and even the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, the film has not disappointed one bit. Along with all of this, the news about a sequel film already going into planning is a serious testament to the great work that Dwayne Johnson and his team have put into making this project the great success that it is today.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam

But let’s not forget, there is another Black Adam star who has received his fair share of praise from the public.

Aldis Hodge, who plays Hawkman in the film, recently revealed that during the shoot, he was nervous to fight Dwayne Johnson, because he was afraid that he might scratch his face, which could halt the entire production of the film.

Black Adam Might’ve Halted Production Due To Aldis Hodge

Earlier this month, Aldis Hodge sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about all things, Black Adam. He talked about how he felt about playing the character of the medieval mace-wielding Hawkman, talked about how he trained to get in shape for the role, and his experiences shooting alongside Dwayne Johnson. Talking about all these things, a certain question about all the action scenes of the movie popped up, and Hodge opened up about a worrying fear that he had while they shot the action sequence.

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Justice Society of America

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Basically in the film, Black Adam gets hold of Adrianna Tomaz (Sarah Shahi) and her son Amon (Bodhi Sabongui), with the intention of taking their lives. To save them, Hawkman has to do everything in his power to stop Black Adam, which involved Hodge swinging Hawkman’s mace like a madman. The only concern he had was that he might accidentally hit The Rock in the face and injure him, halting the production.

“My lasting memory is that I never hit him. That was all I cared about. I’m actually serious. Swinging around that mace, man … I grew up a fighter, and in terms of real fighting and stunt fighting, it’s all about understanding and knowing your distance. With real fighting, you need to know your distance and your opponent’s distance exactly, so that you know when to lock in, clock them and get out. With stunt fighting, you need to know your distance so that 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 couple extra feet. And man, all I wanted to do was make it through the day without scratching that man’s face. Because if I scratched his face, and we had to shut it down because of me? Yeah, that’s no bueno. But aside from that, the back problems are probably [the other lasting memory].”

Hawkman also establishes a “No Kill” policy as one of his personal ideals when it comes to taking down bad guys and bringing justice, which is a noble ideal to have when you work for the Justice Society Of America.

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Will We See More Of Black Adam And Crew In The Future?

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Superman vs Black Adam – concept art

As many might remember, audiences were reintroduced to To Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller in Black Adam, who was revealed to be working with the JSA to keep metahuman anarchy at bay. This led many to believe that this wasn’t the last time we were seeing the JSA in action. Plus, with Superman’s return towards the end, confronting Black Adam, it has become all too clear that we haven’t seen the last of Dwayne Johnson in the DCEU either!

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Black Adam is in cinemas now.

Source: ScreenRant



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