‘Black Adam’: Dwayne Johnson On”Complicated” Reason Hawkgirl Was Left Out

While I’ve always been a Marvel dude, the world of DC Comics occasionally attracted my attention. Green Lantern, Suicide Squad, occasionally Batman, and the Justice Society of America were my jam at different points. I’ve always wanted to see the JSA on the big screen, and as of DC Fandome’s Black Adam panel that is definitely happening. But one key member of the team, Hawkgirl, is noticeably absent, and Dwayne Johnson has something to say about that.

In response to a fan asking about the whereabouts of Hawkgirl, when her counterpart Hawkman made the cut, Johnson explains that special circumstances called for her to be left out…

“Complicated”, why complicated? I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that other plans are in store for Hawkgirl. I would’ve called it a rights issue, but the character has been pretty prominent over in the Arrowverse and DC Animation, so it can’t be that. I’d love to see her in a future Justice League or Birds of Prey movie.

Black Adam arrives on December 22nd 2021.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.