Noah Centineo, best known for his breakout role in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, is joining Dwayne Johnson in the Shazam! spinoff, Black Adam.
Centineo will play Atom Smasher, a character who can control his molecular structure and is able to manipulate his size and strength. The character has appeared on screen before, in an episode of The CW’s The Flash. Even though storyline details are being kept in the dark, Black Adam focuses on the DC character that was originally created as the archnemesis for the hero now known as Shazam!. In modern times, however, the character has evolved into a more complex and conflicted antihero, rising to become one of DC’s more prominent characters. His origins are tied to ancient Egypt and his powers are supernatural in nature. Adam Sztykiel wrote the current script for what will be Johnson’s first superhero role. Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Johnson in Disney’s forthcoming The Jungle Cruise, will be in the director’s chair when the feature project goes before cameras. A start date is still unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Centineo has appeared in To All the Boys: PS. I Still Love You, which debuted earlier this year, and a third installment is already in post. You can also catch Centineo in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and the actor was also attached to the long-delayed He-Man reboot.