Dwayne Johnson has released a statement on social media regarding Black Adam and its future under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran at DC Studios. He shares that he has met with Gunn and says that Black Adam will not be a part of the first phase of DC’s new film plans.
Johnson went on to say that “DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.” So it seems like there’s actually a chance that we may see Johnson as Black Adam again, but it won’t be anytime soon.
So maybe Gunn and Safran are keeping some elements from the old DC regime and ditching others? It’s going to be interesting to see what the plan actually ends up being.
You can read Johnson’s full statement below:
My passionate friends,
I wanted to give you a long-awaited Black Adam update regarding the character’s future in the new DC Universe.
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 and I have known each other for years and have always rooted for each other to succeed. It’s no different now, and I will always root for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG.
You guys 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 DC leadership represent their vision of DCU through their creative lens.
After 15 years of relentless hard work to finally make Black Adam, I’m very proud of the film we delivered for fans worldwide. I will always look back on the fan reaction to Black Adam with tremendous gratitude, humility and love.
We did great.
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 helluva month – now we all need some Teremana!
Have a productive week and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your families!
I really couldn’t care less if I see Johnson as Black Adam again. That first movie was a huge disappointment. I’m a big fan of Johnson, but Black Adam just wasn’t a very good movie.