Dwayne Johnson has repeatedly described Black Adam as his passion project, and something he spent a decade and a half trying to bring to reality.
In October 2022 that reality was finally realised with the movie premiering across the world. However, the character, and others, was beset by more uncertainty as filmmaker James Gunn and his team took over DC Studios.
In a lengthy post on social media, Johnson has given an update on the character’s future.
Dwayne Johnson Confirms Black Adam Won’t Return
The star also known as The Rock explained that while he and Gunn will discuss of how best to use the character in future, it will not be part of the next phrase of storytelling.
“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 the first chapter of storytelling. However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in the 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,” Johnson said. “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!”
In recent weeks Dwayne Johnson had been accused of leaking false box office statistics in an effort to inflate the success of the movie.