Warner Bros. And A.D, as is known, are going through a period of profound renewal. The break with the past is clear and in some ways traumatic, as evidenced by the sensational case of the return and dismissal of Henry Cavill how Superman. Events that also tie in to Dwayne Johnson, Black Adams and what has been called a takeover attempt at DC.
According to what Variety reports, in fact, in addition to the many problems caused by Ezra Millerfrom the process Johnny Depp-Amber Heard and in the case of Henry Cavill, there would also have been the will of the former wrestler actor to conquer more and more space in the DC Extended Universe with his anti-hero Black Adam. Attempts that apparently also covered secret meetings with the new CEO Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslavdating back to April.
Here, Dwayne Johnson would present a multi-year plan on Black Adams and, apparently, it also included projects on Henry Cavill’s Superman. The idea was to have the two franchises intertwine several times and thus establish a long Superman vs. Black Adam showdown. Sources confirm that there were indeed meetings but play down the weight that the anti-hero would have had in the discussions.
In addition to the issue of Henry Cavill’s return, for which Dwayne Johnson himself has taken credit in recent months, the great star would also have imposed himself on other things. One source reports that “Dwayne went after everyone» and another striking example is what happened at the première of Black Adamsreleased last October 2022.
Relations between him and Warner were already tense because, although he wanted to be listed among the producers of DC League of Super Pets, Johnson would do little to promote the film. Plus, at the New York premiere of Black Adam, he allegedly insisted on having a tequila bar that served only its brand (Teramana), despite the film’s PG-13 rating. «His claims increased and the returns simply weren’t therean insider said, according to Variety.
The first information on the future of the guided DC is finally expected in the coming weeks James Gunn and Peter Safran, but apparently at least for the first phase they will not include Dwayne Johnson and his Black Adam. The climb, for the superstar, seems to have already ended with a bad fall.
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