DC Celebrates National Heist Day With Images Of Atom Smasher Leveling Black Adam

Atom Smasher becomes “Adam Smasher” in a new promotion for black adam celebrating National Punch Day.


Shared on the official DC TikTok account on Tuesday, September 20, the black adam In the promo, Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) smashes the antihero of the same name (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) into the earth’s crust. However, the size-shifting Justice Society of America member instantly regrets it once a virtual narrator explains that “National Punch Day” actually refers to drinking, not the act of beating someone up. with a clenched fist.

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Created by Roy Thomas, Jerry Ordway and Mike Machlan, Albert Rothstein/Nuklon first appeared in 1983. All Star Squad #25, with the superhero renamed Atom Smasher in 1996 kingdom come #two. As a member of the JSA, Atom Smasher forged a rivalry with his partner Black Adam, as the former Nuklon refused to believe that the errant wizard champion Shazam had actually reformed.

Of course, Centineo isn’t the first person to play Atom Smasher in live action. A villainous variant of the character hailing from the Earth-2 reality previously appeared in The CW’s season 2 premiere. The flash in 2015. This version of Atom Smasher was portrayed by actor and WWE superstar Adam Copeland, perhaps better known by his ring name, Edge.

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DC’s Black Adam hits theaters this October

Set within the DC Extended Universe, black adam is scheduled to open in theaters a month from now, on Friday, October 21. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film stars the aforementioned Johnson, a former WWE Champion in his own right, as Teth-Adam, aka Black Adam. The film acts as a spin-off of the 2019 DCEU film. Shazam!. A sequel to that film, titled Shazam! fury of the godsIt will be released in theaters on March 17, 2023.

“In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was granted the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers to exact revenge, he was imprisoned and became Black Adam,” an official synopsis for black adam reads “Nearly 5,000 years have passed, and Black Adam has passed from man to myth and legend. Now freed, his unique form of justice, born of rage, is challenged by modern day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Destiny, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.” In addition to Johnson as Black Adam and Centineo as Atom Smasher, the film stars Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, and Quintessa Swindell as Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and Cyclone, respectively.

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black adam Theatrical releases October 21.

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