The first trailer for Black Adam was released last Wednesday, and it provided us our first look at Dwayne Johnson as the DCEU’s newest hero, as well as the introduction of the Justice Society of America, which is slated to play a big part in the film. The release of the upcoming film, which has been in the works for some years, has been anxiously anticipated by fans.
DC Comics is producing a four-issue comic series titled The Justice Society Files to coincide with the film’s forthcoming release, and each issue will include a variant cover portraying members of the JSA from the film, including Atom Smasher.
However, many fans have pointed out that Atom Smasher’s costume looks a lot like Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. While the former has a different belt and a red and blue pattern, the shape of his eyes is similar to the Marvel hero, prompting admirers to make similarities.
Here are some of the tweets from fans who spotted the two characters’ similarities:
When you compare the two figures side by side, it’s easy to see why fans are seeing parallels between them. Obviously, the similarities end there because they each have their own distinct personality traits. Atom Smasher has the capacity to expand and has incredible strength, whereas Deadpool is a wisecracking mercenary who can regenerate and has super strength.
Apart from the jokes, it will be interesting to watch how the DCEU version of Atom Smasher will play out, especially with Centineo playing him and his relationships with Black Adam and his Justice Society of America comrades. All we know is that, despite the costume’s resemblance to Deadpool, he won’t be him.
Black Adam will be premiered in theaters on October 21.