“You guys know me, and I’ve thick pores and skin – and you may all the time depend on me to be direct with my phrases.”
It appears like plans for a “Black Adam” sequel aren’t transferring ahead at DC Universe — for now, at the very least.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed the information Tuesday after a lot hypothesis about the way forward for the character … and just about all the things at DC — since James Gunn and co-CEO Peter Safran took over the studio.
Johnson launched a prolonged assertion to social media through which he revealed he met with Gunn and it has been determined the character “won’t be of their first chapter of storytelling.” Nonetheless, he added that DC has “agreed to proceed exploring essentially the most helpful methods” he may pop up in “future DC multiverse chapters.”
Although he clearly hoped “Black Adam” would reinvigorate DC, the movie’s field workplace wasn’t the success wanted for that to occur. Regardless of the information, Johnson went on to say he’ll all the time root for Gunn, DC and Marvel to succeed and added he’s “very proud” of the film launched this yr in theaters, earlier than thanking followers for all their help.
Getty / Everett
James Gunn Responds to Declare He ‘Booted’ Gal Gadot from DC Universe
Learn his assertion in full under:
I needed to provide you a long-awaited Black Adam replace concerning the character’s future within the new DC Universe.
James Gunn and I linked, and Black Adam won’t be of their first chapter of storytelling. Nonetheless, DC and Seven Bucks [Johnson’s production company] have agreed to proceed exploring essentially the most helpful methods Black Adam might be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.
James and I’ve recognized one another for years and have all the time rooted for one another to succeed. It is no totally different now, and I’ll all the time root for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG.
You guys know me, and I’ve thick pores and skin – and you may all the time depend on me to be direct with my phrases.
These choices made by James and DC management signify their imaginative and prescient of the DCU by their artistic lens.
After 15 years of relentless arduous work to lastly make Black Adam, I am very pleased with the movie we delivered for followers worldwide. I’ll all the time look again on the fan response to Black Adam with large gratitude, humility and love.
We did nice.
To my very passionate and vocal Black Adam/Tremendous Hero style followers – I really like you, THANK YOU, and I’ll ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOU and do my finest to supply and entertain you.
What a helluva month – now all of us want some Teremana [Johnson’s tequila brand]. Have a productive week and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your households.
James Gunn Addresses ‘Disrespectful Outcry’ Over DC Selections from ‘Sure Minority of Folks On-line’
Gunn re-posted Johnson’s assertion to Twitter and added, “Love @TheRock & I am all the time excited to see what he & Seven Bucks do subsequent. Cannot wait to collaborate quickly.” When a fan adopted that up by asking, “Any plans for deathstroke within the dcu?” Gunn additionally responded, “Might be…”
The information comes after a ton of massive adjustments at DC within the final month, which started with information “Surprise Lady 3” was not occurring with Patty Jenkins.
Jenkins denied experiences she “walked away” from the venture, including, “It was my understanding there was nothing I may do to maneuver something ahead right now.” She additionally acknowledged DC was “buried in adjustments they’re having to make” and stated, “so I perceive these choices are tough proper now.”
Her exit was adopted by Henry Cavill’s, who simply returned as Superman in “Black Adam” and was slated for future movies. “The altering of the guard is one thing that occurs. I respect that,” Cavill stated whereas confirming his departure, as Gunn made it clear a youthful model of the character was a precedence for him.
There are additionally rumors Jason Momoa may abandon Aquaman for a Lobo collection, although it appears each Matt Reeve’s Batman motion pictures with Robert Pattinson and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movies from Todd Phillips are protected.
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” remains to be due out March 17, adopted by “The Flash” on June 16, and “Blue Beetle” August 18 … after that, it is anyone’s guess!
James Gunn Responds to DC Shakeup Rumors: ‘We Are Not Going to Make Each Single Individual Glad’