“These decisions by James [Gunn] and DC leadership are representing their vision of DCU through their creative lens,” affirmed Johnson.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has stopped pushing the Black Adam Boulder up DCU Hill.
Johnson confirmed via Twitter that his character Black Adam will not be appearing again in the upcoming DC movies, at least for now.
“My passionate friends, I wanted to give you a long-awaited update on the future of the character Black Adam in the new DC Universe,” Johnson wrote after James Gunn and Peter Safran were named co-CEOs of the superhero franchise.
“James Gunn and I have bonded, and Black Adam will not be in her first storytelling chapter,” Johnson continued. “However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the valuable ways Black Adam can be used in future chapters of the DC Multiverse.”
Johnson’s Seven Bucks production banner produced “Black Adam”.
“James and I have known each other for years and have always been committed to each other’s success. It’s no different now and I will always push DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG,” Johnson wrote. “You know me and I have very thick skin – and you can always count on me to be direct with my words. These decisions, made by James and the DC leadership, represent their vision of DCU through their creative lens. After 15 years of tireless hard work to finally make Black Adam, I am extremely proud of the film we have delivered to fans worldwide. I will always look back on the fan reaction to Black Adam with great gratitude, humility and love. We did great.”
Johnson concluded, “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 hell of a month – now we all need some Teremana! I wish you and your families a productive week and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”
Gunn retweeted Johnson’s post captioned it: “Love @TheRock and I’m always excited to see what he and Seven Bucks do next. I can’t wait to start working together soon.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director recently addressed the backlash to confirm that Henry Cavill will indeed not be returning as Superman, despite his cameo appearance in Black Adam, which Johnson helped organize was. Gunn also announced that the third Wonder Woman film, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, is no longer moving forward. Gunn announced a new Superman movie minus Cavill that will focus on a young Clark Kent when he first moves to Metropolis.
“One of the things Peter and I were aware of when we took the job as head of DC Studios was a certain minority of people online who could be, well, short-tempered and unfriendly, to say the least,” Gunn tweeted . “Our decisions for the DCU are based on what we think is best for the story and best for the DC characters that have been around for nearly 85 years. Maybe these decisions are great, maybe not, but they are made with a sincere heart and integrity and always with history in mind.”
Gunn added: “Nobody loves to be harassed or verbally abused – but to be honest we’ve been through a lot worse. Disrespectful Outcry Will Never Affect Our Actions/ We knew there would be a time of turbulence as we embarked on this gig, and we knew we had to make difficult and not-so-obvious decisions at times, especially after the unruly nature of it what came before us.”
Twitter users have launched a #FireJamesGunn campaign amid the DCU announcements and shocks, urging Justice League director Zack Snyder to return to the franchise.
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 20, 2022
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