'Black Adam': Who is Quintessa Swindell's Cyclone?

'Black Adam': Who is Quintessa Swindell's Cyclone?
A still of Cyclone from DC Comics (DC Comics) and a still of Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone in 'Black Adam' (Warner Bros)

The release of ‘Black Adam’ is just around the corner and Dwayne Johnson is set to take viewers on an enthralling journey of an anti-hero. The DC superhero movie primarily focuses on Black Adam, an anti-hero from the ancient city of Kahndaq, and is unleashed into modern times. Johnson will be making his DCEU debut with the movie, which will also feature a lot of other superheroes and villains. One of the characters that would be making a splash in the upcoming movie is Cyclone, the young and dynamic member of the Justice Society of America (JSA).

The ‘In Treatment’ star Quintessa Swindell will be seen portraying the role of Cyclone in ‘Black Adam’. Cyclone is one of the most interesting characters in the DC universe and has some really extraordinary powers to her name. So, let’s take a look at who Cyclone is and what kind of role she plays in the story of ‘Black Adam’.

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Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone in 'Black Adam' (Warner Bros)
Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone in 'Black Adam' (Warner Bros)

 

Who is Cyclone?

Maxine Hunkel, aka Cyclone, first appeared as a superhero in ‘Kingdom Come’, the four-issue limited series published in 1996 and is one of the hidden gems of DC Comics. She is the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado, Abigail ‘Ma’ Hunkel, an honorary member of the Justice Society and later caretaker of their headquarters. She always idolized her grandmother and her superhuman peers while growing up. In the comics, she is often described as a cheerful, bubbly, and extremely intelligent girl who scored 1300 SAT score. When she is introduced to the DC Comics universe, she is a 19-year-old girl who is studying at Harvard University and loves musical theatre.

Even though she is bubbly, her know-it-all personality annoys everyone and that’s why she’s left isolated most of the time. In the later issues of DC Comics, we saw that she has started to experience some unusual kind of superhuman abilities. At one time, she sneezed so hard that it took away her grandmother’s garage, and one day, she found herself in the middle of a tornado, which made her realize that she has the power to manipulate wind.

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A still of Cyclone from DC Comics (DC Entertainment)
A still of Cyclone from DC Comics (DC Entertainment)

 

She joined the Justice Society of America when she was really young and helped the society in defeating a lot of enemies when she was a rookie society. As far as her powers are concerned, she possesses superhuman abilities such as Aerokinesis, Deflection, Cyclone Creation, Air Blasts, and Flight.

It will be interesting to see a new version of Cyclone in the movie ‘Black Adam’. Her attire and her hair are a bit different from the comics, but that doesn’t make her less interesting.

We are really excited about the movie and Swindell’s version of Cyclone.

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'Black Adam' is scheduled to hit theatres on Friday, October 21. 

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