ComicBook is reporting that wrestler-turned-actor Adam "Edge" Copeland has been cast as Al Rothstein, A.K.A. Atom Smasher in Flash season 2.
Though Atom Smasher's comic book roots are as a hero and a member of the JSA during Geoff Johns's run on the title, it appears he'll be a villain in Flash, with CW describing his character as "One of the most powerful enemies we encounter this season, Atom Smasher has come to Central City to kill The Flash. His incredible strength and ability to grow to enormous size makes him more than a match for Flash and the entire S.T.A.R. Labs team will have to come together to find a way to defeat him."
Given Atom Smasher's connection to the JSA and Infinity, Inc., both of which originated in comic books on Earth-2. it's possible the TV Atom Smasher will have roots in the same alternate reality. At Comic-Con International: San Diego, DC CCO Geoff Johns confirmed at Comic-Con International: San Diego that at least one Earth-2, Jay Garrick, would be making the jump.
Check out a photo of what appears to be Edge onset as Atom Smasher in this tweet from Canadian website YVRShoots.
ANT-MAN Director Dishes On MARVEL UNIVERSE Easter Eggs
In a chat with Collider, Ant-Man director Peyton Reed talked about the abundance of Marvel Easter eggs in the film, and gave fans a few places to look if they want to find them all.
“I think anytime you’re in Hank Pym’s beautiful, Victorian house in San Francisco, you want to look around the room,” said Reed. “You might notice certain details that sort of talk abut his history and his experimentation with the Pym particle. There might some miniaturized objects all around the room.”
Reed also said that fans should keep an eye on the newspapers in the film, saying, “When newspapers appear on screen, there are a couple newspapers that appear. There’s a main thing when I do an insert of a newspaper that you want to look at for a story. There also might be some other things in the margins of that newspaper that are interesting.”
Reed also said that the film’s third act, which visits a location Reed says has never been on film before – presumably the Microverse, or Quantum Realm as it’s called in the film – features one very specific Easter egg.
“There’s an event that happens to Scott Lang in the third act of the movie,” said Reed. “He goes into a place that’s been unseen in any motion picture ever before, and when he goes into that place – I don’t think Scott Lang sees it, but if you’re sharp, if you’re a keen, sharp audience member you might see something or someone in that environment.”
Check out the whole interview right here:
Fans can keep their eyes peeled for all these Easter Eggs when Ant-Man hits theaters tomorrow, July 17.
SCOTT LANG Interviewed In Fake Newscast
In other Ant-Man news, a promotional video has been released that reveals some of Scott Lang's criminal history through a fake news report by Leslie Bibb's Christine Everheart, who fans will remember from Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Check it out right here, and keep an eye on the bottom scroll for Marvel Universe Easter eggs:
Ant-Man debuts July 17, 2015.