At one promotional look, Dwayne Johnson proudly declared of his Black Adam film, “The hierarchy of energy within the DC Universe is about to vary.” The uniquely phrased line turned quoted time and again in articles concerning the movie.
Because it seems, Johnson was proper: The hierarchy of energy within the DC Universe actually did change. However not in Black Adam, or in Johnson’s favor. A number of weeks after the movie got here out, Warner Bros. employed James Gunn and Peter Safran to turn out to be the brand new co-CEOs of DC Studios. And so they have set about planning a completely new future for DC motion pictures and exhibits — one that doesn’t embrace Johnson or Black Adam, at the very least within the brief time period.
That’s in line with Johnson himself, who up to date followers concerning the state of his DC future in a tweet addressed to “my passionate mates.” It learn, partially:
James Gunn and I linked, and Black Adam won’t be of their first chapter of storytelling. Nevertheless, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to proceed exploring essentially the most invaluable methods Black Adam may be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.
Johnson added that he “will all the time root for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG.
That is fairly a reversal from only a few months in the past, when Black Adam appeared positioned to take an more and more giant position in DC motion pictures. The movie launched the Justice Society and ended with a shock look from Henry Cavill’s Superman — seemingly organising a Black Adam sequel that may characteristic the character dealing with off with the Man of Metal. As an alternative, Gunn and Safran are actually prepping a Superman film (written by Gunn himself) a couple of youthful model of Superman, and Cavill’s return as Clark Kent is over after simply that single cameo look.
A few of this may increasingly need to do with the field workplace efficiency of Black Adam, which in line with some estimates might lose as much as $100 million. (Johnson himself not too long ago tweeted that the movie would flip a revenue of “$52M-72M” in line with his “financiers.”) Or it might merely need to do with the truth that if you’re constructing a brand new DC film universe, you may not need a violent, indignant antihero who gleefully murders his enemies to be certainly one of its cornerstones.
You possibly can learn Johnson’s full letter beneath.
The following DC film, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, is scheduled to open in theaters on March 17, 2023.
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