Black Adam is cancelled confirms Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson kept silent for more than a week after Henry Cavill announced his departure as Superman due to DC’s new hierarchy. This adage came true, though not in the way Johnson had expected as he repeated it. In the wake of James Gunn’s takeover of the studio, many people lost their jobs, including Patty Jenkins. Director Patty Jenkins stepped out as Wonder Woman because she didn’t agree with Gunn’s plan for DC. Then came Henry Cavill, who was courteous to all of his Superman fans in his farewell letter.
Given that Johnson’s ex-wife works as an agent for the British actor, he was the one who lobbied hardest for Henry Cavill’s comeback. A lot of people felt Johnson was upset about what had happened since he suddenly quit following Warner Brothers on social media when the news broke. He had no idea how tenuous his status as “Black Adam” was about to become. Johnson does not appear to be giving up on continuing to tell the story of this individual, as we learned in our last update. According to the statement he released to his online community, there are enough justifications for him to continue his struggle.
Dwayne Johnson said Black Adam wouldn’t be a part of the character’s backstory in a message he posted to social media. He penned, “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 wrote for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG.”
There’s a straightforward explanation for why he’s holding out. Dwayne Johnson worked on “Black Adam” for 15 years until he was able to make it a reality in 2022. He cares too much about the character’s fate to abandon him just because James Gunn doesn’t want to use him at the moment. But after talking it out, Johnson and James settled on a compromise. Dwayne may, at least, maintain some degree of optimism that the character will appear in subsequent issues of DC’s ongoing saga. Here’s hoping he hasn’t decayed into an old man by then.