Justice League: Zack Snyder Reveals Spin-Off Plans He Had For Atom Superhero

By Richard Nebens Posted:
Atom Justice League Superhero Ryan Choi

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Zack Snyder's Justice League .

Now that Zack Snyder's Justice League is available to watch and fully digest in all its glory, fans now have the opportunity to see everything that the franchise's long-standing leader had planned for this team-up adventure.

The four-hour adventure is filled with teases for fans of all levels , and it's clear that this movie will help put the theatrical cut of Justice League even further into the past.

Along with fun Easter Eggs like a cameo by Zack Snyder himself , the director placed hints and clues pointing to multiple different storylines that he may have explored given the opportunity to continue with the series. In different interviews, Snyder has teased plot points like the status of Lois Lane at the end of the film while also touching on just how speedy fans were to compare his version of the Flash to other iterations of the character .

Additionally, Snyder recently teased a new plot point for the future surrounding a minor character utilized in the Snyder Cut...


In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly , director Zack Snyder confirmed that he had future plans for Zheng Kai's Ryan Choi from Zack Snyder's Justice League to be featured as Atom in a later project. He revealed that his goal was "to do an Atom movie with him in China," but it hasn't come to fruition yet.

"Yeah. I had been pitching Warners to do an Atom movie with him in China, like a Chinese-cast superhero movie. That was my goal."

Ryan Choi
Zack Snyder's Justice League


In Zack Snyder's Justice League , Director Ryan Choi found himself working with Victor Silas analyzing the Motherboxes. After the Motherbox was taken and Stone dying as a result, Choi contemplates what could have happened to the artifact after Silas tried using it to bring his son, Victor, back to life.

In DC Comics, Atom's powers are quite similar to those of Ant-Man from the Marvel universe, with the ability to change his size and manipulate his weight and mass to his advantage. Longtime DC actor Brandon Routh portrayed the Ray Palmer version of Atom in the CW's long-running Arrowverse , but the character hasn't been utilized in a major live-action movie before.

Snyder seemed to have big plans for this often tiny hero, even mentioning that he wanted to bring him to life in a full-fledged superhero journey set in China. This seems to be yet another one of DC's plans that has simply fallen by the wayside over the past few years, but it certainly teases some exciting possibilities should the team decide to revisit Ryan Choi's Atom again.

For now, Zheng Kai can be seen as Ryan Choi in Zack Snyder's Justice League , which is now available to stream on HBO Max.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.