Jamie Gray Hyder, who voices Hawkgirl in the animated DC film Green Lantern: Beware My Power, would be interested in playing the live-action character in the DCEU. Hyder, who has previously appeared in television shows such as True Blood and NCIS, also dipped her toe into the Marvel comic-book universe while appearing in the much-maligned Inhumans television series. She would later land a leading role in the long-running Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as Officer Katriona “Kat” Tamin.
First appearing in 1940, DC’s Hawkgirl has seen a number of incarnations over the years, including the most well-known version of the character, Shayera Hol, who was created by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert in 1961. Hyder provides the voice of the most recent animated iteration of Shayera Hol in the recently released DCAMU animated film Green Lantern: Beware My Power, which also features the vocal talents of Aldis Hodge as the Green Lantern John Stewart. While Hawkgirl has enjoyed multiple appearances in animated form over the years, the character has only been portrayed in live action a handful of times on both Smallville and within the Arrowverse.
Given that Hyder’s Green Lantern co-star Hodge is also set to play Hawkman in the upcoming Black Adam film starring Dwayne Johnson, the actress was recently asked by the Illuminerdi if she would like to bring her own character to life on the screen. Saying that it “would be so much fun,” she also admitted she would require some time to achieve the character’s trademark abs. Check out her full response below:
Hell yeah, that would be so much fun. I’d have to do a little bit of work to get these abs. I don’t have those currently, but just give me a couple of months. Just a couple months notice if you want me, okay?
Given that Hawkgirl’s character has often been closely linked with that of Hawkman, DC fans would naturally be wondering if Hodge’s appearance in Black Adam may serve as a precursor to introducing a DCEU version of Hawkgirl. Of course, DC fans have recently been shocked by a surprising series of moves taken by Warner Bros. concerning the future of the DC franchise and would not be so quick to assume what direction the studio will take next. With Batgirl being cancelled and the future of other planned DC projects currently in question, no one would be confident in suggesting that fans will likely see a big-screen Hawkgirl anytime soon.
Once the dust has finally settled on Warner Bros.’ recent moves to rethink the future of their DC franchise, perhaps fans will get an opportunity to see whether or not Hawkgirl may finally make the move into their big-budget film slate. One thing is sure, however – if given a chance, Hyder seems more than keen to make the leap onto the big screen to star opposite Hodge’s Hawkman. In the meantime Hawkgirl fans can see more of her character in Green Lantern: Beware My Power currently available on digital.