‘Black Adam’ star Dwayne Johnson displays on DC overhaul

“Black Adam” star Dwayne Johnson mirrored Sunday on current controversial adjustments made to the DC Extended Universe — together with the choice to sideline his character for the foreseeable future.

At the ninety fifth Academy Awards, Johnson addressed new DC bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran’s transfer to shelve any potential upcoming “Black Adam” initiatives and recast Superman (beforehand portrayed by Henry Cavill). Cavill introduced in October that he can be returning to the DCEU as Superman after showing within the end-credits scene of “Black Adam” earlier that month.

By December, nevertheless, the actors obtained phrase from Gunn and Safran that their variations of the superheroes wouldn’t be transferring ahead within the DCEU any time quickly.

“It’s almost like when you have a pro football team and your quarterback wins championships and your head coach wins championships and then a new owner comes in and says, ‘Not my coach, not my quarterback. I’m going to go with somebody new,’” Johnson advised Variety on the Oscars purple carpet in Hollywood.

Just days after the primary “Black Adam” movie opened in theaters, Gunn and Safran took over DC and instantly started gutting the studio’s present content material and launch technique. In addition to benching Johnson’s Black Adam and Cavill’s Superman, the brand new co-heads had been additionally among the many executives who determined to scrap “Wonder Woman 3,” starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins.

“All that I can do, and all that we could do when we were making ‘Black Adam,’ was to put our best foot forward and surround ourselves with the best people and deliver the best movie we could,” Johnson advised Variety on Sunday.

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“Our audience score was in the 90s. Critics took a couple shots, but that’s just the business of it.”

In December, Johnson alerted followers in a statement that Black Adam can be excluded from Gunn and Safran’s “first chapter of storytelling.” He added that the studio had “agreed to continue exploring the 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,” Johnson mentioned on the time.

“It’s no different now, and I will always root for DC [and Marvel] to win and WIN BIG. … I have very thick skin — and you can always count on me to be direct with my words.”