Dwayne Johnson: Black Adam’s exit from DC plans would be linked to various problems with Warner Bros

According to what was revealed by Variety, the absence of Black Adam from the next DC projects would also have been caused by some unappreciated behaviors of Dwayne Johnson.

Black Adams will not be part of the upcoming projects DC Studiosdespite Dwayne Johnson has tried to carve out a space for himself as an absolute protagonist in the cinematographic world based on comics.
variety has now shared the background to the plans the actor had at the center of the character and how he was trying to convince the top management of Warner Bros to invest in ideas that also involved Henry Cavill’s Superman.

Dwayne Johnson, shortly after the changes that occurred within the ranks of Warner Discovery in the month of April, had in fact proposed to David Zaslav, CEO of the studio, a project lasting several years that would have seen him star in the role of Black Adam and foresaw the clash with Superman, hero played by Henry Cavill.
Producer Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn were also involved in projects that were supposed to chart “a new path” for DC.
The fact that the actor had wanted to pitch the pitch directly to Zaslav hadn’t been particularly appreciated within the studio. Micahel De Luca and Pam Abdy, head of Warner Bros, have however approved Cavill’s cameo in Black Adam, despite the fact that since 2018 Toby Emmerich, head of the studio, had decided to identify the next interpreter of Clark Kent.

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Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson in a photo from the film

However, the $391 million box office take for the all-star The Rock disappointed the producers. Warner has in fact spent 195 million dollars as a budget and another 40 million for additional filming, a figure justified by the involvement of the stars and the presence of special effects. The disappointing result therefore put an end to the possibility of a return of Cavill as Superman, who had also decided not to collaborate anymore with his manager Dany Garcia, Johnson’s ex-wife. The sources of variety they argue that the decision was made before the problems with DC and that in any case the actor is still in contact with her as an adviser.

According to varietyamong the ranks of Warner there had also been disappointment due to the request made by Dwayne Johnson, who wanted to have the role of executive producer of the animated film DC League of Super-Pets, without however engaging in promotion, and insisted to serve his Teremana tequila at the New York premiere of Black Adam, a film suitable for an audience of up to 13 years.
Behind-the-scenes friction with Warner doesn’t seem to have helped sustain Johnson’s project, for now shelved by James Gunn and Peter Safran who are outlining the future of the DC Universe.

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