Before Superman was reintroduced, Black Adam opened up several other elements of the DCU by bringing in the Justice Society of America. We were introduced to 4 new heroes with the tease of many more to come. And even among these four heroes, all four of them could practically hold their own projects, if not star in another collective JSA event. But out of Doctor Fate, Hawkman, Cyclone, and the Atom Smasher, only the latter is being promised a future by the higher-ups for now.
An Atom Smasher Project On The Way?
Producer Hiram Garcia has been posting a set of behind-the-scenes images showing camera tests which included 3 out of the 4 characters. The pictures included Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone, and Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher. You’d think that we’ll soon be getting another image featuring Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate. But what’s interesting is that out of the 3 pictures posted, only 1 hero gets a caption where the future of the character is teased. And that’s none other than Al Rothstein, aka the Atom Smasher.
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In his post, Hiram Garcia wrote:
Here’s another camera test shot from our @blackadammovie!
Loved watching the insanely talented @ncentineo bring #AtomSmasher to life! Can’t wait for you guys to see where we take this character!
So, it’d be interesting to see where the Atom Smasher returns next. Maybe he could get a solo series on HBO Max. That would be the ideal situation because a movie may not turn in profits. Since there was a bit of chemistry teased between Al Rothstein and Maxine Hunkel (Cyclone), maybe his project could be a team-up of both these characters.
Other Characters Who Should Get Their Own Projects
Well, the whole JSA should continue as a collective unit in an HBO Max series or even a movie that would add some more characters. But if that isn’t an option yet, then the other two stronger members of the team should also be featured in solo outings. Despite the fate of Doctor Fate in Black Adam, a new character could come in to hold onto his mantle in a solo project. But more than him, a character that deserves his own space is none other than Hawkman.
Carter Hall was shown to be a man with a lot of resources. Using the Nth Metal, he could give us something that’s pretty fascinating. But many viewers noticed that this reincarnated form of the character wasn’t reunited with his eternal love interest, Shiera Sanders, aka Hawkgirl. So his solo movie, or perhaps a series should be about reuniting Hawkman with Hawkgirl.
And after that, the whole JSA should reunite and take on the Justice League teaming up with Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad equivalent roster and Black Adam. What say about that???