It looks like Dwayne Johnson's upcoming DC Extended Universe flick Black Adam has just added a promising new name to its cast. To All The Boys I've Loved Before star Noah Centineo has just been confirmed to play Atom Smasher in the Warner Bros. film.
Deadline confirms that Centineo has been cast as Atom Smasher, "a character who can control his molecular structure with the ability to manipulate his size, strength and durability." This would make Centineo the second major star confirmed to appear in the highly anticipated DCEU flick.
Atom Smasher was created by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway and has a major connection to Black Adam in the comic books. The character, whose real name is Albert Julian Rothstein, is a metahuman who has super strength and can control his molecular structure which allows him to alter the size and density of his body. Atom Smasher was previously played by Adam Copeland in the second season of The Flash.
For now, it is unclear what will happen in Black Adam. However, the casting of Atom Smasher may confirm that the storyline will explore the partnership between the two characters as they try to take on Shazam. With that in mind, it's safe to say that Billy Batson will have a lot to handle in the near future.
Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who had previously worked with Johnson on Disney's Jungle Cruise. The film is expected to begin production in Georgia in early 2021 but fans may learn more about the movie during the DC FanDome in August.