Noah Centineo, perhaps best known for Netflix film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, will be playing a DC Comics superhero in the long-in-the-works Black Adam movie.
Dwayne Johnson is attached to play the titular antihero in the Shazam! spinoff, with Centineo set to join him as DC hero Atom Smasher, who can change his molecular structure and amplify both his strength and size. Adam Copeland (Vikings) played Atom Smasher in The CW series The Flash.
Black Adam is to be directed by Orphan and The Shallows helmer Jaume Collet-Serra, with a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel (Rampage, Scoob). The film will find Johnson playing Black Adam, a character originally crafted as Shazam’s supervillain nemesis and later changed to become more of an antihero attempting to clear his name and reputation.
A production start on the film, which also has Johnson on board as a producer, is currently in a holding pattern as the pandemic continues to rage on. The most recent U.S. release date given to Black Adam is December 22, 2021, although don’t expect that to be a sure thing.
Noah Centineo’s credits include The Perfect Date, Charlie’s Angels (2019), and recently the sequel To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Atom Smasher marks one of two big heroic roles on Centineo’s horizon; he was last year cast as He-Man in a Masters of the Universe reboot in the works at Sony.
THR broke the news of Centineo’s casting.