Legacy is an important aspect in the DC universe, with many of today’s most prominent characters like The Flash and Green Lantern picking up mantles from previous iterations. The Justice Society of America is where it all started, with many characters being new iterations of previous characters like Hourman, Dr.Mid-Nite, Doctor Fate, Starman, and Atom Smasher. A while back it was reported that the film would indeed feature the original Atom, and a founding member of the JSA, Al Pratt. It seems that was indeed true and we’ve now got a face to put to the name.
It’s being reported that the Fonz himself has joined the cast of The Rock’s highly-anticipated DCEU debut in Black Adam. Henry Winkler will reportedly play Al Pratt, the first Atom and a veteran hero in the DCEU. Pratt was reported to play an uncle-type role to Albert Rothstein, the newest Atom Smasher. In the comics, Albert was the godson of Pratts wife, Mary James. Albert will reportedly don Al’s original Atom suit in the film, as he suits up for the first time as a recruit under Hawkman and Doctor Fate for the newest incarnation of the Justice Society of America.
Noah Centineo will play Albert Rothstein, aka Atom Smasher alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindel as Cyclone, and Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz in Black Adam. The film is currently set to release in theaters on July 29th, 2022.