Noah Centineo joins Dwayne Johnson's 'BLACK ADAM'
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Noah Centineo is joining New Line and DC’s Shazam! spinoff based on the DC Comics anti-hero of the same name starring Dwayne 'Black Adam' Johnson.
Sources say Centineo will play Atom Smasher - aka Al Rothstein - a character who first appeared in 1983’s All-Star Squadron No. 25 and eventually formed an alliance with Black Adam as members of the reformed Justice Society.
The handsome 24-year-old "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" star becomes just the second castmember to join Dwayne Johnson. Johnson had previously been attached to co-star as Billy Batson/Shazam’s arch-nemesis - Black Adam - in Zachary Levi’s 2019 mega-hit SHA⚡️AM! But talk was short-lived as New Line and DC execs thankfully had the foresight to give Johnson his own Black Adam film.
Thus possibly setting up a blockbuster payoff to see both DC superheroes onscreen.
Johnson reunites with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise), who will direct from a script by Johnson’s Rampage scribe, Adam Sztykiel. Production was set to begin this past month (July) with an official release set for December 22, 2021. However, sources say production is expected to resume late August or September 2020.