The DCEU Will Grow Thanks To Black Adam, Its Spinoffs, And New Characters
The forthcoming DC Extended Universe movie, according to Black Adam's star and producer, is planned to introduce spinoff series for a number of characters.
The Justice Society of America made its debut in DC's All-Star Comics #3 in 1940, written by Gardner Fox, illustrated by Everett E. Hibbard, and edited by Sheldon Mayer. They were the first superheroes to ever appear in DC comics and the first superhero team ever. The group has made appearances in comic books, animated films, and a number of live-action TV programs, but Black Adam will be their movie premiere.
Doctor Fate, Hour-Man, the Spectre, the Sandman, the Atom, Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman were all initial members of the team. Atom Smasher and Cyclone would eventually join the roster. And possibly more of the original characters will transition to the DCEU if Johnson and Garcia's suspicions are correct.
For the Black Adam cover article in Total Film magazine, star Dwayne Johnson discussed how the next movie would act as a springboard for future heroes. The objective, according to Johnson, is to "truly extend the world, add new characters, spin out, and be extremely deliberate about the approach." We have a couple of ideas for the Black Adam characters that audiences will really connect with, so we are starting planning for that by saying, "Let's start thinking about that movie, and what that movie looks like for them."
The actor makes it apparent that the Justice Society of America won't just serve as Black Adam's opponents in the movie; it will also introduce the DC Extended Universe's newest crop of major actors. I believe that this is all a common universe, you know? That has always been our goal. Hiram Garcia, the creator, remarked "Despite the fact that [Black Adam and Shazam] may not be in direct contact, the DC Universe encompasses everything. And with those aspirations, we want to be able to expand the universe as far as we can. We have the chance to witness crossovers at certain spots perhaps if everything is received as we think it would be."
Along with Black Adam, the new movie will also include Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan). Johnson and Garcia don't specify which of these characters are likely to receive spinoffs, but they each have distinct narrative opportunities inside the DCEU's ever-evolving context.