DC Fandome: Dwayne Johnson Confirms The Justice Society of America Will Appear in ‘Black Adam’

“The hierarchy of power in the DC universe is about to change,” Dwayne  Johnson promised at DC Fandome’s Black Adam panel this afternoon. A movie version of “One of the most powerful villains, antiheroes in the DC universe,” has been in the works for a while, Johnson noting his 10-year journey trying to bring the comic-book character to the big screen.

With not one but two proof of concepts, Johnson answered a few questions between the videos before talking a bit with Noah Centineo. The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star was announced to play Atom Smasher back in July. Atom Smasher is part of The Justice Society of America, a group that Johnson confirmed would be an integral part of the upcoming film. Hawkman, Dr. Fate, and Cyclone will join Atom Smasher and Black Adam in the fight for justice. As Johnson said, Black Adam goes after what he wants and what he deems important, the way he wants to do it. So it’s likely the JSA and Black Adam won’t get along. “Welcome to truth, justice, and the Black Adam way.”


A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.