The future of Atom Smasher in the DC Universe appears to have been confirmed by Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia. The DCU welcomed several DC Comics characters with the October 21 release of Black Adam. Teth-Adam, also known as Black Adam, played by Dwayne Johnson, was formally introduced into the DC Universe and assumed the movie’s title. The formidable antihero attracted the attention of a new DCU superhero team, The Justice Society of America (JSA). Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) made up the team.

Centineo can be seen wearing his Atom Smasher uniform while standing on a staircase in one of the recent Black Adam behind-the-scenes photos Garcia shared on Instagram. Garcia expressed excitement for viewers to learn more about Atom Smasher in the caption, which appears to confirm the character’s future in the DC Universe. Look at the article below:

Where Atom Smasher Might Next Appear In The DC Universe

Producer Of Black Adam Seemingly Confirms Atom Smasher's DCU Future
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Garcia’s post doesn’t constitute an official announcement that the JSA’s Atom Smasher will come back to the DCU, but it does give the impression that it is highly likely. Although Garcia’s apparent confirmation also begs the question of when and where viewers might possibly see him, this is exciting given that there wasn’t much indication at the conclusion of Black Adam that the JSA would be returning. It is unlikely that Centineo will show up in any of the upcoming DCU movies that have been officially confirmed, such as The Flash or Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom; instead, it is more likely that he will appear in a spinoff or sequel to Black Adam.

Although no Black Adam sequels or spinoffs have been officially announced as of this writing, the movie did pave the way for many of them to happen. Since the JSA has now been introduced, the DC Universe could create a JSA spinoff in the form of a show or movie. This would give the team a chance to expand and learn more about characters like Hawkman, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher. Since both Garcia and Johnson have previously disclosed that they have plans for a sequel, there is hope that the movie will be approved even if Black Adam doesn’t inspire a spinoff. If so, it would be the most likely route for Atom Smasher to make a comeback.

Atom Smasher might also make an appearance in a The Suicide Squad sequel. This movie hasn’t been confirmed either, but given that James Gunn is now co-heading the recently rebranded DC Studios and the first movie received positive reviews, there’s still a chance it will get a sequel. When Atom Smasher and Black Adam connected in the comics, they got into some trouble, which led to Atom Smasher’s imprisonment and recruitment into The Suicide Squad. Given that Centineo’s Atom Smasher in Black Adam is so young and jovial, it is doubtful that the DC Universe would adopt this plot line, but there is still room for the DCU to incorporate Atom Smasher’s return in The Suicide Squad sequel, a future Black Adam project, or something else entirely.

Source: Hiram Garcia/Instagram