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    Did DC Cancel ‘Black Adam 2’ Because Of Dwayne Johnson’s Demanding Nature?

    Dwayne Johnson also known as The Rock, is one of the few wrestlers to successfully transition into acting. He has acted in several films that have been a massive commercial success. His latest outing was the DC’s superhero film ‘Black Adam‘ which failed to impress.

    Despite his star power, DC canceled its sequel under James Gunn’s leadership. There have been reports that suggest that Johnson had several demands, but the return wasn’t on that level. So let’s find out what exactly happened between Johnson and DC.

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    The Reason Behind DC Canceling Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam 2’

    Dwayne Johnson
    Dwayne Johnson

    People were shocked when DC announced that it will no longer move forward with the second installment of Dwayne Johnson starrer superhero film ‘Black Adam.’

    According to a Variety report, Johnson pitched a sequel to DC last year where his character and Henry Cavill’s Superman would face each other. “Dwayne went around everyone, which didn’t sit well,” a source said.

    The film, however, underperformed at the box office. His relationship with Warner Bros. was further strained after he pushed for a producer credit on the animated film ‘DC League of Super-Pets‘.

    He also requested a tequila bar at the ‘Black Adam‘ New York premiere featuring his Teremana brand. This irked the executives as the film was rated PG-13. “His demands increased and the returns just weren’t there,” a source said.

    Related: Why Did Henry Cavill Fire Dwayne Johnson’s Ex-Wife Dany Garcia From His Manager’s Post?

    What Did Johnson Say About The Cancellation?

    Dwayne Johnson
    Dwayne Johnson

    After leadership changes in DC, the studio canceled several films, including a third installment in the ‘Wonder Woman‘ franchise, Cavill’s Superman flick, and ‘Black Adam 2‘.

    The former WWE wrestler took to social media to give his comments on these developments. “James Gunn and I connected, and Black Adam will not be in their first chapter of storytelling”, he said.

    However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.”

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