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“We had a little bit more stuff with them”: Black Adam Editor Reveals Film Skipped Crucial Storyline For Cyclone and Atom Smasher, Fans Convinced The Rock Wanted All the Attention For Himself

Cyclone and Atom Smasher in Black Adam

Black Adam saw the origin of Black Adam from an Egyptian Prince to the anti-hero that people are seeing today in theaters. Along with Dwayne Johnson’s anti-hero, there were many more notable characters for the people to appreciate eg. Atom Smasher and Cyclone.

The editor of Black Adam Michael Sale regretted the final cut of the movie and claimed that the characters are underserved of the movie, weeks after the alleged rumor of The Rock dominating DC to be about Black Adam.

Cyclone and Atom Smasher in Black Adam (2022).
Cyclone and Atom Smasher in Black Adam (2022).

Black Adam Is Not Only About Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Weeks before and after the release of Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson had been reported to have some problems with screen time. Things got even worse when James Gunn became the head of DC Studios and Henry Cavill returned as Superman.

Dwayne Johnson in and as Black Adam (2022).
Dwayne Johnson in and as Black Adam (2022).

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Now, the editor of the movie, Michael Sale is in the talks that the characters of Atom Smasher and Cyclone were treated indeed unfairly. The editor of the movie talked exclusively with ScreenRant and told his part of the tale for the characters that deserved more.

I think that one of the tragedies of the movie is that because there were so many characters, Smasher and Cyclone, who were new characters, were a little bit underserved. We had a little bit more stuff with them, but it was just hard to develop them that much in the movie. I think, first of all, they’re both amazing.

The Red Notice editor further continued his appraisals for Quintessa Swindell, the actor who portrays Cyclone, and included his excitement for further projects in the DCU.

I love Cyclone. Those shots that Jaume and Bill, the visual effects supervisor, created are just beautiful. I love them. Quintessa is amazing. The character is so strong and powerful, and such a great thing to have in a movie like this. I think there’s a great audience for that. I would like to see them do a lot.

After the battle between the audience and the critics, Black Adam has received mixed reviews in national and international box office collections. There were reports of conflict between James Gunn and Dwayne Johnson since the director allegedly wanted to focus on Henry Cavill’s Superman rather than Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.

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Black Adam Changed The DCU For Good

Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Universe.
Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Universe.

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The DCU (formerly DCEU) owes its changes much to the work of Dwayne Johnson. The actor changed and fought the hierarchy and changed the old ways that the people had been complaining about for years. It was he who brought back Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCU and now it is alleged that the actors are figuring out priorities in this newly made DCU.

James Gunn, the director known for The Suicide Squad (2021) has become the head of DC and is given full liberty to make changes as he wishes. Black Adam felt underwhelming for many but the people loved it regardless. Henry Cavill left The Witcher franchise for alleged reasons of devoting his time to Superman which will be necessary now more than ever, as DCU enters a new era.

Black Adam is currently running in theaters for the world to see.

Source: ScreenRant

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.