Justice League director Zack Snyder opened up about what he had planned for the Atom’s spin-off movie which would’ve starred Ryan Zheng.
Although it isn’t considered canon in the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., Zack Snyder’s Justice League teased a number of future characters who would’ve had a huge presence in the films going forward. One of those was Dr. Ryan Choi, A.K.A. the Atom, played by Ryan Zheng. The star would’ve appeared in his own Atom solo movie, with Snyder recently explaining where the film would’ve taken the hero.
During an interview with Beyond the Trailer, Zack Snyder explained that the Atom film starring Ryan Zheng would’ve been set in China with the intention of being inclusive. He didn’t offer any story specifics about why the character would’ve gone to China or what he’d be up against, but it’s an interesting prospect. Hopefully Warner Bros. hasn’t scrapped the idea completely. Take a look at the director discussing the planned Atom movie below.
“We would make a movie set in China, really get the Chinese fans and be inclusive, and make it about a Chinese character, and not that this Chinese character is in the movie, but we’re in his movie. That’s how I wanted it.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, Harry Lennix, and Ciarán Hinds.
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