Michael L. Sale, editor of Black Adam, discusses his interesting ideas for a Justice Society spin-off film. Black Adam was a huge success for DC, generating over $250 million worldwide and introducing a slew of new characters and themes that could be pursued in the future. The JSA stood out as not only interesting heroes, but also as a fresh squad for the franchise to consider focusing on in the future.
Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher are members of the JSA in Black Adam, with Hawkman and Doctor Fate serving as veteran heroes and Atom Smasher and Cyclone being new to the team. With the origins of Cyclone’s powers, the history of both Atom Smasher and Cyclone’s families, and Doctor Fate and Hawkman’s pasts as long-time members of the JSA, Black Adam provides some intriguing narratives for each member of the JSA. There has been some speculation about potential Black Adam spin-offs, with Atom Smasher and Cyclone actors Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell voicing their ideas.
In a recent Screen Rant interview, Sale discusses what he wishes to see in a prospective JSA spin-off film. Sale is interested in delving into the background stories of each character as well as the JSA as a whole. He also has an intriguing plan to resurrect Doctor Fate by drawing inspiration from Watchmen and going into other eras of the JSA.
“I love the JSA. I would like to see just a full JSA movie. In my mind, it would be great to do a movie that involves all their backstories and tells the story of the JSA, and also lets them battle something. I think that would be the coolest thing. I think you could find a way to bring Dr. Fate back. I think you could even maybe do time periods, like what they did in Watchmen, really well. I think you could do time periods, so you could bring people back and do stuff.”
Can the JSA Survive on Their Own?
As an amazing squad of heroes with mystery ties to Amanda Waller, the JSA is poised to become a key force in the newly renamed DCU. Sale’s concept of digging into not just the background stories of each team member, but also the story of the JSA as a whole, has a lot of promise. Revisiting the JSA across various time periods allows us to delve into different iterations of the group through a whole new channel of storytelling, maybe answering some of Black Adam’s most vexing issues. With so many possibilities and a great introduction in the latest film, it’s easy to imagine how the JSA could easily fund their own film in addition to Black Adam.
If the DC Universe invested fully in the JSA, the franchise could delve into the ancestry of Cyclone and Atom Smasher via Red Tornado and the original Atom Smasher, as well as reveal where the squad has been all this time. This may also be an excellent time to reintroduce Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate and deepen out his relationship with Hawkman following Black Adam. Sale’s concept presents a ton of potential story from the JSA through every member’s backgrounds as well as the team’s origins.
Source : ScreenRant