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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares the official fate of Black Adam in the DCU

Now we know.

With all that’s happening in the DCU and James Gunn now running things, a lot of the previous plans for the universe are no more. One thing that was especially in limbo was the fate of Dwayne Johnson’s DC character Black Adam. In a recent post, Johnson revealed exactly that.

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Johnson starts off the post by addressing his “passionate friends.” He said he wanted to provide a “long-awaited” update on what’s going to happen next. He said he “connected” with Gunn and then got right to the point: “Black Adam will not be in the first chapter of storytelling.”

Depending on how you view the character, this is either fine or a real blow. There’s still good news though. “DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized” in the future.

What this means exactly is unsure. Cameos probably. Johnson also said “you can always count on me to be direct with my words” even though the message doesn’t really say anything we couldn’t have figured out on our own.

He also touched on the incredible amount of labor it took to get the movie made.

“After 15 years of relentless hard work to finally make Black Adam, I’m very proud of the film we delivered for fans worldwide. I will always look back on the fan reactions to Black Adam with tremendous gratitude, humility and love.”

Whether or not we get another Black Adam movie, at least we know the character will continue in the new age of the DCEU. Johnson also praised “James and DC leadership” so there’s some politicking going on as well. Exciting stuff is on the horizon from DC! Read the whole post below:


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Jon Silman is a stand-up comic and hard-nosed newspaper reporter (wait, that was the old me). Now he mostly writes about Brie Larson and how the MCU is nose diving faster than that 'Black Adam' movie did. He has a Zelda tattoo (well, Link) and an insatiable love of the show 'Below Deck.'