Atom Smasher, played by Noah Centineo in Black Adam, will have a complicated relationship with the Justice Society of America. Black Adam, which hits theatres on October 21, will be the first DC Extended Universe film to feature the Justice Society, a group from the comics that are normally depicted as older veterans who prepared the way for the Justice League but do not operate concurrently.
That is not the case in the new film, as the Justice Society, led by Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, attempts to teach Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson), the newly resurrected antihero with godlike powers, how to stay on the straight and narrow and help them defeat villains such as the criminal enterprise, the Intergang.
Noah Centineo wants Rorschach to be a part of the JSA in the future
The Charlie’s Angels’ star was asked by the media during the premiere of Black Adam who should be recruited to the Justice Society in the future of the DCEU. Centineo remarks by mentioning “Rorschach”.
However, Noah Centineo quickly dodged the question by stating, “I don’t know, man! It’s above my pay grade. Ask Dwayne, It’s up to Dwayne.” The Justice Society in the film will feature a slew of new characters to the DCEU. Pierce Brosnan plays Doctor Fate, Quintessa Swindell plays Cyclone, and Noah Centineo plays Atom Smasher. Atom Smasher, also known as Al Rothstein, has the ability to rearrange his molecular structure and change his size and strength.
did he just say that he wants rorschach in the JSA 😭 https://t.co/MVCgy9BYGh
— Luke (@qLxke_) October 12, 2022
The character was previously portrayed in live-action in the Arrowverse series The Flash by Adam Copeland, better known as WWE wrestler Edge. Obviously, the 26-year-old actor who recently gained attention playing high schoolers in films like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess is a Loser, will play a very different Atom Smasher, with more contrast between his heroic and default forms.
Fans troll Noah Centineo for wanting Rorschach in the JSA
Rorschach (Walter Joseph Kovacs) is a fictional antihero in DC Comics’ 1986 graphic novel limited series Watchmen. While Watchmen features an ensemble cast, many consider Rorschach to be the series’ protagonist because he drives the majority of the plot and serves as the series narrator.
At the beginning of the story, he is presented as the lone masked vigilante who continues to operate on his own terms and initiative, a criminal outlaw in contrast to other former superheroes who are now secretly employed by the United States government. Fans are trolling Noah Centineo’s comment as Rorschach being a part of JSA is so against the characters’ principles and comics.
Idk why y'all are so pressed… I made the same mistake once. And assuming this wasn't a mistake and he did mean Rorschach from the Watchmen Universe. He's not wrong cause that is part of the DC Universe as of this decade when a crossover canon in the comics happened…Superman>>
— Les_frozt (@FroztLouis) October 13, 2022
The question was “is there anyone you’d LIKE to recruit” he probably knows Rorschach would never wver be a member he probably just wants to do something with the character in it so he took the opportunity he probably just likes the character
— 🖤💔The grabber💔🖤 (@kat65189303) October 13, 2022
I feel bad for this kid now. Clealry doesn't know much about DC and he's about get lambasted for the terrible answer.
— Leo (@FreshStart512) October 13, 2022
did he read watchmen???😭😭
— harold fo1 fanpage (@Haroldfo1fan) October 13, 2022
It’s hilarious that they get people who don’t know wtf they’re talking about to play these roles
— Antagonist (@therickeyswavez) October 13, 2022
We have last seen Rorschach in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009). At the end of the film, Doctor Manhattan and others agree to remain silent about the true nature of the events of the film if the US does reach a peace treaty with the Soviet Union. Rorschach refused to cooperate and left to tell the world his story.
Outside, Doctor Manhattan addressed him, warning him that he cannot allow Rorschach to divulge the truth. Doctor Manhattan kills Rorschach for refusing to sacrifice his convictions in order to keep the peace.
When Black Adam debuts in theatres on October 21, we’ll get to witness Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher use his strength.