With Black Adam set to introduce the Justice Society of America, many have wondered what the ranks of the team will look like. It is also unsure if this is their first iteration within the DCEU. In the comics, the Justice Society first showed up around WW2 after thwarting an assassination attempt against President Roosevelt. We know about a few members, but a new one might be joining the roster. One of the team’s honorary members, Ma Hunkel a.k.a. the Golden Age Red Tornado may be next in line to make her first live-action appearance in the film.
Recent reports have pointed to the character making their appearance in the film. Ma Hunkel will act as the caretaker of Hawkman’s museum. This introduction is similar to how she transpired brought back in Geoff Johns JSA run, where she was the caretaker of the JSA headquarters. In her first appearance, she disguised herself as a man to go out and fight crime under the monicker of the Red Tornado. She would lead the way for our favorite red android years later. The character also happens to be the grandmother of the recruit Cyclone, who is also set to make her live-action debut in the film. Along with the report, it’s rumored that the character will be reimagined as a transgender character, a welcome addition for more inclusivity.
Black Adam currently has no set release date and will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film will star Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Sarah Shahi. The character of Ma Hunkel has yet to be cast, and it’s unclear if the character will don the Red Tornado name.