Dwayne Johnson put on a brave face to celebrate the success of black adamthough he felt compelled to chime in when considering comparisons to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther: Wakanda Forever be unfair.
The actor and producer’s “the hierarchy of power is about to change” talk sounds a bit fanciful considering black adam has yet to break $400 million at the global box office after nearly six weeks in theaters, while a lukewarm score of 39% from Rotten Tomatoes saw it enter the history books as the one of the lowest rated DCU installments.
Audiences got a huge kick out of it, though, and The Rock has always been quick to point out that he makes movies for the fans first and foremost. This was hammered home when he played a huge part in Henry Cavill’s extended sabbatical as Superman finally came to an end, with the 50-year-old taking on the role of Twitter unload on the old regime of Warner Bros. for allowing this to happen in the first place.
“We must bring back the most powerful and unstoppable force of all time in any universe. You know who I’m talking about, it’s Superman. It’s Henry Cavill. At the end of the day, the studio wasn’t bringing Henry back, inexplicably and inexcusably, but we weren’t going to take no for an answer.
To be fair, no one has many kind words to say about the previous boardroom setup that nearly lost track of the DC Extended and Expanded Universe completely, but new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran will seek to put a rickety train back on track.
Johnson’s Black Adam and Cavill’s Superman will be a big part of that, though we’ve yet to find out what’s next for Man of Steel’s return.