With the release of Black Adam imminent in the upcoming days, Noah Centineo opened up about the darker layers that lay beneath the light tone of his character in the DC movie. The actor also opened up about how the role was of peak importance as Atom Smasher has had a legacy beyond compare for being a Superhero since the 1940s. Noah Centineo also talked about how the movie came to be while complementing co-star Quintessa Swindell along with the cast and crew of DC’s Black Adam.
Noah Centineo Talks About The DC Legacy of Black Adam
Before Dwayne Johnson’s magnum opus releases, Noah Centineo, who plays Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell, who plays Cyclone decided to talk to CBR for the film. Noah discussed the legacy of the character that he is portraying and the hidden layers beneath all the fun and comical side that the duo brings to the screen.
CBR asked Noah Centineo about how Al aka Atom Smasher is a legacy hero. Being rooted in the 1940s, the hero is one of the members of the JSA (Justice Society of America) which will be further introduced in the new era of DC. Here’s what The Perfect Date actor had to say regarding the character’s legacy.
“It’s incredible to be able to bring [Al] to life in costume. You know, a lot of that inspiration came from 1980s wrestling. The costume is, of course, his uncle’s, so as a hand-me-down, so being able to kind of wear the suit… I didn’t really want anything to do with [the] design of the suit because it wasn’t really my suit. So getting that but then also building the character profile of having an uncle that was a superhero, a grandfather that was a villain, in a very precarious situation…”
The actor further continued the deep conversation about how DC incorporated as much input from the source material as well as the audience.
Coming from that, letting that nepotism — I would like to think even privilege — kind of [inform] the way that Al walks into a room and how he shares his nervousness or his excitement, it was just great. So much source material — there’s so much information on that. I think what’s also very cool is that this film takes place before a lot of comics, and we can grow into that person. Setting that foundation in Black Adam was great.
Atom Smasher is a character much similar to Marvel’s Ant-Man (along with some differences, of course). The character can change his size as per his will and the density makes for the power in his punches. Black Adam, being an anti-hero, will work against Atom Smasher and Cyclone as the trio will fight it out in Black Adam (2022).
Black Adam’s Early Reports Were Overwhelmingly Positive
The film is all set to release in the upcoming days while the early reports of the movie have already made their way onto the internet. The early reports have been overwhelmingly positive for the movie which has made the fans even more excited. It is also alleged that Superman will appear in the movie and will be portrayed by the beloved Henry Cavill.
The 5000-year-old anti-hero is all set to set his foot on the big screens as Black Adam will release on 21st October 2022 in theaters across the US.