The DC Extended Universe is slowly working its way back into the limelight, starting with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 this holiday season. Following this anticipated debut, the studio has a slate of sequels and new franchise movies works for the next few years.
One of these solo films is Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, which has officially found one of its newest supporting cast members.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Trinkets star Quintessa Swindell has signed on for the role of Cyclone in Black Adam.
Black Adam leading actor Dwayne Johnson celebrated this casting on Twitter:
Ready to rumble⚡️💪🏾— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 14, 2020
A pleasure to officially welcome, Quintessa Swindell to our BLACK ADAM cast.
They’ll be taking on the role of CYCLONE.
Can’t wait to work with them and we ready to rumble in the DC jungle. #bringit#cyclone🌪 #blackadam⚡️
Production starts spring 2021 pic.twitter.com/kIlHkZBmgh
WHAT THIS MEANS
Cyclone is a descendent of one of the earliest characters in DC Comics history, created as the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado from 1940. The character’s title is representative of her arsenal of wind and sound generating powers, which she has utilized as a member of the Justice Society of America since her own debut in 2006.
Cyclone will join the likes of Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman as the rest of the League is cast for this movie. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but it will be exciting to find out what their relationship is with The Rock’s classic anti-hero.
Swindell has made their name in the hit Netflix series Trinkets in addition to a run on the wildly popular Euphoria. They are currently filming the upcoming season of HBO’s In Treatment before beginning work in the upcoming DC Extended Universe epic.
Black Adam will begin production in early 2021, although it doesn’t hold a release date in Warner Bros.’ current schedule.