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It turns out Justice League was set to have a cameo from The Atom…

September 19th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So while we all still stew quietly – some not so quietly – over the fact that Justice League was a horrible mess of a movie built around the carcass of Zack Snyder’s original vision for the movie, more and more details keep arriving on what could have been.

The latest thing? The Atom was originally meant to appear in the movie.

Wut?

Well, do you remember last November we posted a list of easter eggs in Justice League (here), well, if you don’t, basically someone found a little gem that hinted at The Atom being in the DC Cinematic Universe.

The easter egg was that on a computer screen in STAR labs the name Ryan Choi was spotted and as we said at the time:

Well, in the comics Ryan Choi is a pupil of Ray Palmer’s – Palmer is the best known incarnation of The Atom (helped greatly by his appearance in Legends of Tomorrow played by Brandon Routh – and Choi himself becomes the fourth Atom, gifted with the tech and ability to shrink to microscopic size.

It’s a nice little nod to the comics and a character who has longstanding connections to the Justice League. It also could mean that, while we doubt it’ll have a big impact anytime soon, if ever, Ray Palmer probably exists in this universe.

And it seems that Choi was actually set to be IN the movie.

The image below appeared online showing Silas Stone, father of Cyborg in STAR Labs with another man who Zack Snyder confirmed was indeed Choi and he joins Iris West, Vulko, and Darkseid in the list of characters who were in the movie until Joss Whedon took over.

So justice League almost had confirmation of another member in the movie and in the time of diversity that we currently live it, it would have been one of Asian decent which surely would have been something to celebrate.

Ah well, maybe next time, huh?

Source: Screenrant

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….