With production on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Black Adam drawing closer, it appears the film is working on filling out its cast of characters. According to The Illuminerdi, in addition to the Justice Society of America, the movie will also feature Maxine Hunkel, aka Cyclone.
After The Rock revealed that the film would feature the big-screen debut of the JSA, fans were excited to see what the team’s roster would look like. Until now, only Hawkman, Stargirl, Atom Smasher, Doctor Fate and Hawkgirl were, reported, but it seems Cyclone will be joining them.
Created by Mark Waid, Geoff Jones, Alex Ross and Dale Eaglesham, Maxine Hunkel was first introduced in 2006’s Justice Society of America #1. An alternate version appeared as Red Tornado in 1996’s Kingdom Come #2. Hunkel is the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado, Abigail “Ma” Hunkel, who was an honorary member of the JSA. After the young heroine was kidnapped by T.O. Morrow, she discovered she had aerokinetic powers and went on to join the JSA, working alongside the heroes she once idolized.
According to The Illuminerdi’s report, Cyclone may be replacing Stargirl as the film’s female lead. Stargirl has often depicted as a love interest of Atom Smasher, but this may be changed for the movie with Cyclone taking on this role. One theory is that DC is wary of two versions of the same character appearing in live-action, and given the Stargirl series is premiering soon, Black Adam had to change its plans.
It’s exciting that the film will feature both old and younger members of the JSA as this could suggest we will see a passing of the torch in the movie as the golden age heroes give way to their successors.
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Black Adam is set to hit theaters on December 22, 2021.
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