DC may have found their Hawkgirl. At this point, it may be a little more than a rumor, but Eiza González is said to be in talks to play Hawkgirl in the upcoming Shazam 2 movie, which actually has a name now – Shazam!: Fury of the Gods.
Eiza González is a rising star and now it appears that star may be rising to loftier heights. According to Fan Circle Entertainment’s Instagram, which they are reporting from a story on Deux Moi’s private Instagram page, Warner Bros. has chosen González to play Hawkgirl.
Eiza González, the 31-year-old actress, should be familiar with many. She started her career as a singer/songwriter in Mexico, having released two CDs in the late 2000s and early 2010s. She transitioned over to TV and film in Mexico, then got her first American role in the feature Almost Thirty, and followed that up with a three-season run on Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series. In it, she took over the Salma Hayek role from the feature as Santanico Pandemonium.
After her time on From Dusk Till Dawn ended, Eiza González focused mainly on feature films. She played Darling in Baby Driver, Nyssiana in Alita: Battle Angel, Madame M in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and then she played the first female Mexican superhero in the Vin Diesel action flick Bloodshot. She spoke to BeLatina about playing KT, “I feel completely proud, really for me it was very important and has been really important in my career to find people that go against the archetype of what is already predisposed for Latinas. I always feel that we have to be strong, or bad and we can never be profound. There are always things that don’t emphasize the beauty in our culture,” she said. “I feel very proud of the fact that Latina women are raising their voice to say no more, we are not allowing these things, we put a limit and that is part of something very fruitful to the Latina woman… I’m very proud of the Mexican women and will be supporting them from wherever I am.”
Eiza González won’t be showing up in another DC movie though. Hawkgirl was originally planned to make her appearance in the upcoming Dwayne Johnson DC film Black Adam, which made sense because we know that Hawkman will be showing up in the movie. But Johnson had to back away from using Hawkgirl, presumably because she was already going to be used in the Shazam! sequel. “Hawkgirl was 100% in our original JSA team. Sadly, it’s a complicated story I’ll share with the fans down the road,” Johnson said in a tweet. So far, he hasn’t shared the story but Hawkgirl’s loss is Cyclone’s gain as she is reported to be taking Hawkgirl’s place in Black Adam.
It will be interesting to see how the absence of Hawkgirl is explained (if it even is) as both Hawkman and Hawkgirl share an origin story.
With the strong possibility of Eiza González taking on the Hawkgirl role, it goes to the WB edict that Latinos need to be presented as more than just the stereotypical bad guy. To that end, the WB is bringing on Sasha Calle as the new Supergirl in The Flash movie and they have hired Angel Manuel Soto to direct the upcoming Blue Beetle film.
Shazam!: Fury of the Gods has a June 2, 2023 release date, so we have a bit of time to see if Eiza González as Hawkgirl comes to fruition. The Shazam! sequel will see David F. Sandberg return to the director’s chair while also seeing the return of Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer.