Noah Centineo has joined the cast of New Line and Warner Brothers Black Adam, a spinoff of 2018’s Shazam!. The film will tell the origin of Shazam’s greatest foe and will star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the titular role.
Black Adam will be directed by Jungle Cruise director, Jaume Collet-Serra. The film was scheduled to film next month but due to the world’s current, uncertain circumstances and prior commitments of actors, production has been tentatively rescheduled for February of 2021. The film will be produced by Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia at Seven Bucks productions along with Beau Flynn of Flynnpictures, who also previously worked on Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
Centineo will play Atom Smasher, also known as Nuklon, a meta human with the ability to control his molecular structure, allowing his to alter size and density of him body. The character made his first debut as a JSA member in 1999 by Geoff Johns. With story details still being kept under wraps, all we know is that the film will introduce audiences to Teth Adam, the champion of the wizard Shazam, who uses his powers to overthrow slavers and would do anything to protect his home nation of Kahndaq. It seems as if the film will be adaption of the 2007 run ‘Black Adam: The Dark Age’ by Christian Alamy, Dough Mahnke, and Peter Tomasi. Back in March of 2019 it was reported by Charles Murphy that the current draft of the script for ‘Black Adam’ Featured Atom Smasher, as well as Hawkman, both of which have now been confirmed to make an appearance in the movie.
More news and casting about ‘Black Adam’ is expected to be revealed at ‘DC Fandome’, the event will take place on August 22nd and the film is considered to be one of the events headliners.