Before the DC Extended Universe film even premieres, Black Adam stars share their sequel and spinoff ideas. The upcoming DCEU film will provide an origin story for Dwayne Johnson’s DC antihero, once a slave from the ancient city of Kahndaq who is granted powers by the ancient wizard Shazam and imprisoned for nearly five thousand years for abusing those abilities. Once he is freed and unleashed into the present day, Black Adam’s barbaric behavior quickly catches the Justice Society of America’s attention, who attempt to reform in order to defeat a greater evil known as Sabbac, the leader of Intergang.
Other than Johnson’s titular antihero, Black Adam will also introduce multiple members of the JSA. This includes Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. As their names suggest, Atom Smasher has the ability to alter his size and strength by controlling his molecular structure, and Cyclone has the power to manipulate wind and control sound waves. Going back almost a year ago, there has been talk about Black Adam‘s JSA characters receiving their own spinoffs.
Now, during an interview with Screen Rant, Black Adam‘s Cyclone and Atom Smasher actors shared their ideas for a potential sequel and spinoffs for their JSA characters. Swindell would like to see a spinoff focusing on both JSA characters’ backstories, especially Cylclone, and also “what she does after this defining moment of meeting Black Adam.” Centineo agreed with Swindell’s sentiment. Read what they said below:
Swindell: For both of our characters, seeing how they’ve turned into the people that they are at this present moment. Looking at their backstories; looking at how Cyclone was basically forced to have her powers and how she’s navigated that. I think the backstory is excellent, but also seeing what she does after this defining moment of meeting Black Adam.
Centineo: I feel the same way; that would be really cool. Diving both into what happens next and then also how we got there.
Where Could Cyclone And Atom Smasher Show Up Next In The DCEU?
With Black Adam mostly focusing on the origin story of its titular antihero, it probably won’t have time for each of the JSA members’ backstories. As Swindell suggests, these backstories could potentially be covered in spinoffs. However, Warner Bros. and DC will likely want to wait and see how Black Adam performs with audiences and how each supporting character is received before deciding on future spinoffs or sequels.
John Cena’s Peacemaker was one of the standout characters from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and thus, received his own spinoff show on HBO Max. Based on what Swindell is describing, a Peacemaker-type spinoff would be perfect for the JSA. Peacemaker season 1 divulged much of Christopher Smith’s backstory, while also showing what Peacemaker does after the events of The Suicide Squad. Similarly, a JSA spinoff could explore Cyclone and Atom Smasher’s origins while also following them after the events of Black Adam. The DC film will likely serve as the springboard for spinoffs, though only time will tell which actually materialize.
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