A lot of news has come out this week about the upcoming second season of CW’s hit superhero series, The Flash, including the introduction of Jay Garrick and Wally West, Michael Ironside joining the cast as Captain Cold’s father, and Professor Zoom.
The newest piece of news reveals another addition to the ever-growing cast with former WWE superstar Adam “Edge” Copeland coming on board to play the villain, Atom-Smasher, and will appear in the season premiere, which is currently filming.
The CW describes the 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.
In the comics, Atom-Smasher is the godson of Al Pratt, the Golden Age hero known as The Atom before Ray Palmer took on the name, and is usually portrayed as a hero. For a brief time during Geoff Johns’ run on JSA, Atom-Smasher took on a vengeful and unhinged personality following the murder of his mother, eventually traveling back in time to save her.
At San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, producers of The Flash said that while the particle accelerator explosion had been the main source for introducing powered characters in the show’s first season that it would be Earth-2 providing many such characters this time around.
The Flash returns on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 8/7c on The CW.