Dwayne Johnson Finishes As Black Adam, Name Drops Marvel | Popgen Tech
As speculated, Dwayne Johnson is done with the role of Black Adam, while The Rock confirms his exit, with the co-head of the DCU also commenting on Twitter.
“Love @TheRock & I’m always excited to see what he and Seven Bucks do next. Can’t wait to collaborate soon,” tweeted James Gunn.
Johnson released a lengthy note to fans with the update (read below) in which Johnson said in part that “Black Adam may be used in future chapters of the DC multiverse,” so that clearly means Gunn will be going to a completely new direction, which is also proven. of Gunn developing and writing a new Superman movie without Henry Cavill using a younger actor as the Man of Steel.
Interestingly, Dwayne Johnson also named Marvel in the message, so perhaps The Rock will find a future in the MCU, as previously it was rumored that both Johnson and Henry Cavill were in talks with Marvel.
This is also the first time James Gunn and Dwayne Johnson have acknowledged each other on social media following the release of Black Adam and the appointment of Gunn and Peter Safran as heads of DC Studios.
Gunn and Johnson are said to have discussed the direction of the DCU, with their ideas being very similar but somewhat different.
Black Adam opened last month but its box office was a disappointment and barely broke $400 million.
The HBO Max numbers are also there where the flick can be viewed as a disappointment but the numbers look decent for the younger audience at least..
It should be mentioned that while Gunn and The Rock are making it seem like they’ll be working together soon, that’s just industry spin to avoid fans while Gunn said the same about Henry Cavill and Superman, he said that he talked to Ben Affleck to direct the DC movies, and said more about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, so it sure looks like Gunn is pulling out all the Zack justice league artists.
It has been speculated that Gunn will replace all the Justice League actors and move Jason Momoa to Lobo and possibly keep Zachary Levi as Shazam (Levi has suppressed rumors that he is no longer playing the role), Xolo Maridueña may remain as Blue Beetle, with Gunn keeping his own as well Suicide Squad and peacemaker cast (John Cena seems to confirm that he is still Peacemaker).
James Gunn recently responded to the many criticisms and rumors where he said in part: “Our choices for the DCU are based on what we believe is best for the story and best for the DC characters that are around It’s been 85 years. . Maybe these choices are good, maybe not, but they’re made with a lot of heart and integrity and always with the story in mind.”
Love @The rock & I’m always excited to see what he & Seven Bucks do next. Can’t wait to work together soon. 🙏 https://t.co/NLwRqBVkd1
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 20, 2022
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Message:
My passionate friends,
I want to give you the long-awaited Black Adam update about the character’s future in the new DC Universe.
James Gunn and I are connected, and Black Adam is not in their first chapter of storytelling. However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most important ways Black Adam can be used in future chapters of the DC multiverse.
James and I have known each other for years and are always rooting for each other to succeed. It’s no different today, and I always root for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG.
You know me, and I have a very thick skin – and you can always count on me to be straight with my words.
These decisions made by James and DC management represent their vision of the DCU through their creative lens.
After 15 years of tireless work to finally make Black Adam happen, I am extremely proud of the film we delivered for fans around the world. I will always look back on the fan reaction to Black Adam with immense gratitude, humility and love.
We did great.
To my very passionate and vocal Black Adam/Super Hero genre fans – I love you, THANK YOU, and I WILL ALWAYS listen to you and do my best to deliver and entertain you.
What a wonderful month – now we all need some Teremana!
Have a productive week and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your families!