Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a bit of a crowd-pleaser recently with Black Adam. Sadly, the underperformance of the film caused Warner Bros. Discovery and the newly formed DC Studios by James Gunn to think otherwise to continue the DCEU. Now “The Great One” has finally broken his silence.

On his Twitter account, Rock has broken the news that Black Adam will not be involved with DC Studios’ hard reboot of the film franchise. He put out a statement praising James Gunn and the first chapter of the new DCU. Rock went far as saying that his production company, Seven Bucks Productions and DC utilized the multiverse side of the franchise going forward for appearances in the future.

“James Gunn and I connected, and Black Adam will not be in their first chapter of storytelling,”

“However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.”


James Gunn shared his own statement shortly after Johnson posted his on Twitter. He praised Rock and is excited about future collaborations down the road.

“Love @TheRock & I’m always excited to see what he & Seven Bucks do next. Can’t wait to collaborate soon.”

Prior to its release, Dwayne Johnson announced plans to develop his own area of the DC Universe centered on characters such as the Justice Society of America, as well as a future Black Adam vs. Superman movie, a showdown teased in a post-credit scene that temporarily brought Henry Cavill back as Superman for the first time since Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

To make matters worse, The Hollywood Reporter stated that the production budget spiked after reshoots were done in order to improve poor test scores. The final report of the budget of the film was $260 million.

We’ll see if The Rock returns to DC down the road. DC is known for the multiverse, and it’s possible Black Adam will have a better showing a second time than the first appearance.

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Andre Porter

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