Black Adam is the latest cursed comics film from The Rock

The dust is finally starting to settle over Dwayne Johnson’s abrupt departure from the DCU, which came just weeks after his final shepherding duties Black Adam to the big screen after 15 years of sticking with the project through thick and thin.

Of course, it didn’t take a second for speculation to kick in in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s worth noting that the critical and commercial disappointment that banished him from James Gunn’s future vision is nowhere near his first disappointment in the world of comic book adaptations .

Over a decade ago, aspiring wrestler-turned-actor, Kevin Feige offered himself the role of Luke Cage while also writing the headline Lobo under his watchful eye Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Director Brad Peyton before exiting the project.

Fast forward a few years and his blockbuster graphic novel adaptation Hercules: The Thracian Wars didn’t do well enough to produce sequels while happily shouting from the rooftops that he was ready to direct Shane Black’s adaptation of Doc Savage, even celebrating his casting with the hashtag #WorldsFirstSuperhero.

Among all of them Black Adam chatter, DC League of Super Pets was almost completely forgotten, which is even more ironic, when The Rock doubled down on this Superman showdown by voicing three of the four characters in a post-credits scene that was explicitly aimed at creating a duel between the two titans in both lives to host action and animation.

That’s a lot of missteps for such a big star, but maybe one day Johnson will finally find a comic gig that doesn’t immediately turn around and bite his ass. Black Adam is the latest cursed comics film from The Rock

Lindsay Lowe

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