Noah Centineo is the latest addition to the DC Extended Universe. He joins Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in New Line Cinemas Shazam spin-off, Black Adam.
Per THR, Centineo, best known for his role in Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, has been cast as Albert Rothstein aka Atom Smasher, a super-hero with the ability to grow in size and incredible strength. Over the years Black Adam and Atom Smasher had a rivalry, but became close friends over time.
Juame Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, The Commuter) will direct, from a script by Adam Sztykiel (Rampage, Due Date). Production was originally meant to begin this month, but filming schedules are up in the air at the moment with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s a little background on Black Adam via DC Comics:
One of the world’s foremost wielders of magic, Black Adam has been both hero and villain over a life that’s spanned thousands of years.
Thousands of years before Billy Batson became a magically-empowered hero, the wizard Shazam selected another champion. Teth-Adam or “Mighty Adam” began as a hero of humanity, but then allowed his power to corrupt his ideals and desires. Now labeled Black Adam, he was exiled by Shazam, but returned in the modern day. A frequent enemy to Earth’s heroes, Black Adam believes he is the right person to lead humanity and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good.
I’ve only saw Centineo in Charlie’s Angels and he seemed like a likeable guy. No doubt his character will be on the end of a ass whooping from Black Adam come the film’s release. Stay tuned for more updates as they roll in.
Black Adam hits screens December 24, 2021*
*Watch this space.
SOURCE | THR