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Black Adam Star Aldis Hodge's Best Career Moment Involved A Dwayne Johnson Altercation

Aldis Hodge is an interesting guy. For a start, the 35-year-old is a rising Hollywood star whose versatile resumé includes standout performances in projects ranging from "One Night in Miami" to "Hidden Figures." Outside of the entertainment realm, however, he's a successful watch designer with a penchant for art. Is there anything this talented fella can't do?

That said, Hodge's profile will rise significantly after global audiences see him in "Black Adam." The "Hidden Figures" star is set to play Hawkman, a founding member of the Justice Society of America (per CinemaBlend). In addition to playing an important character in the movie, Hodge will get to tear it up with an A-list cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, and Noah Centineo. Exciting times lie ahead.

While speaking to Den of Geek, Hodge revealed that he's beyond excited to be part of "Black Adam" and the DC franchise. However, prior to joining the superhero franchise, the Hawkman actor had an altercation with Johnson that could have potentially cost him the role of a lifetime.

Aldis Hodge almost hung up on Dwayne Johnson

Aldis Hodge was present at this year's San Diego Comic-Con to talk about "Black Adam" and how much the role means to him. Once upon a time, though, he was just a guy who couldn't comprehend the thought of actually being offered the gig, which ultimately led to a hilarious exchange between him and Dwayne Johnson.

In audio obtained by Jacob Hall of Static Media sister site /Film, Hodge revealed that he thought someone was playing a prank when Johnson called to welcome him into the DC family. "I probably almost lost this job because [Dwayne Johnson] called me to let me know that I had the job, and I did not believe it was happening. So I almost hung up on him."

However, the conversation wasn't as PG-rated as Hodge made it sound during the SDCC panel discussion. Johnson recounted a different version of the events in which his co-star told him to "F off." Hodge had every reason to be doubtful though, as he received the call from Johnson around the same time that someone had been "hacking [his] stuff." 

Fortunately, Johnson was able to convince Hodge that the call was legit, and the rest is history. The Hawkman actor concluded by saying that the conversation is one of the biggest highlights of his career, and he looks forward to being part of the DC Universe moving forward.