- Dwayne Johnson announced that Black Adam would not be included in DC Studios’ “first chapter.”
- The actor connected with DC Studios’ co-CEO James Gunn who told him the news.
- Johnson and Gunn agreed to explore “valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized” in the future.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on Tuesday that Black Adam will not be in DC Studios’ “first chapter of storytelling” after discussing the matter with co-CEO James Gunn.
Johnson shared the news on Twitter, adding that DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to “continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.”
Added Johnson: “James and I have known each other for years and have always rooted for each other to succeed. It’s not different now, and I will always root for DC (and Marvel) to win and win big.”
—Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 20, 2022
Gunn, who has been vocal on Twitter himself as of late, replied, “Love The Rock, and I’m always excited to see what he and Seven Bucks do next. Can’t wait to collaborate soon.”
This latest development in the DC Studios saga comes on the heels of recent news that Henry Cavill would no longer play Superman and Warner Bros. leadership had passed on director Patty Jenkins’ treatment for “Wonder Woman 3.”
Despite Johnson’s star power, “Black Adam” underperformed at the box office, earning $391 million worldwide with a budget of $260 million that included significant reshoots, according to The Hollywood Reporter.