Moments ago, Dwayne Johnson tweeted news about the latest casting for his upcoming blockbuster Superhero flick, Black Adam. There had been rumors swirling about who would get the role. Alexandra Shipp was considered a frontrunner for this role. Today it was confirmed that Trinkets star Quintessa Swindell was cast as Cyclone.
If you’re not super savvy on your comic book knowledge here is a quick primer to get you up to speed:
Maxine Hunkel first appeared as a superhero in Kingdom Come, though she took the name Red Tornado after her grandmother. Her costume is radically different from her New Earth-version, though she does use the same logo, a stylized whirlwind. Red Tornado wore them as hair pins, while Cyclone has a smaller version of them on her chest.
Maxine officially debuted as Cyclone in Justice Society of America #3, honoring both the Red Tornado and her former sidekicks, the Cyclone Kids (Maxine’s aunt and uncle).
Maxine Hunkel is the granddaughter of Red Tornado (Ma Hunkel). As Cyclone, she became a member of the Justice Society of America.
Maxine possesses the power of wind manipulation. She is able to mentally summon cyclones and whirlwinds, project powerful bursts of air, and glide through the air on wind currents.
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