‘Black Adam’ star looks back with fondness on the short-lived DC franchise
Much was sifted through the rubble Black Adambut arguably the most ironic thing about the DCU blockbuster’s failure is the identity of one of the few characters guaranteed to return.
Dwayne Johnson’s titular hero? One and done as it looks. Pierce Brosnan’s fate as a doctor? Stole the show but died. Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone? Didn’t make a big impression. Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher? Most likely on his ass. Henry Cavill’s Superman? Still a sore point for many fans.
It hasn’t escaped the angrier subset of SnyderVerse devotees that the connecting cameo of Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt has been added during the reshoots, with the actress set to return to our screens peacemaker Season 2 while she also happens to be the wife of a certain James Gunn.
Not long ago, Centineo was full of optimism about his future, but in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he was in a completely pensive mode.
“We had such a wonderful time making this film. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed four months of shooting as much as I did while filming this film. There were so many of us and we all just blended in and everyone was so willing to just be friends and we really became family and that includes Dwayne. He set the tone, and not just the cast, but everyone involved.
We were constantly going out to dinner and spending time together and I will take that with me for the rest of my life, not to mention the lessons and working with such iconic and deeply experienced and talented actors, our DP Lawrence Sher, our director, but it was the heart of this film for me, which I will take with me forever. And I’m so thankful to have been a part of it.”
It seems like, Black Adam will remain nothing but a footnote in the history of DC Comics adaptations, but at least Centineo enjoyed the experience. Unless something drastic changes, it will be the only chance he gets for Atom Smasher.
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