Dwayne Johnson can do it all – from wrestling, maintaining a hunky body to comedy and also action, but the superhero role is just not for him. After the Rock’s failed DC debut in ‘Black Adam’, Peter Safran and James Gunn have dropped the character in their upcoming DCU ventures.
The failure of ‘Black Adam’ and the firing of Henry Cavill from his role is linked to one person. However, the fans are eagerly waiting for Gunn and Safran’s envisioned DCU after the failure of final projects like ‘Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom’.
How Dwayne Johnson Sabotaged His And Henry Cavill‘s DC Future
The fans were enraged when James Gunn dropped the devastating news of Henry Cavill being replaced from the role of Superman. While the fandom blamed Gunn, another face might be responsible for this.
According to the reports, Dwayne Johnson denied a cameo appearance in ‘Fury of the Gods’ and also refused to be a part of 2023’s ‘The Flash’ starring Ezra Miller. However, everyone knows that Black Adam has a greater connection to Shazam than The Flash or Superman for that matter, hence his turning down the offer made no sense.
Also, sources reported that The Rock’s laid-back cooperation with Warner Bro. Discovery was another reason for the absence of the character from the upcoming plans.
Dwayne Johnson Rejected The Epic Showdown With Shazam
Ironically, the hype around Black Adam was not Dwayne Johnson’s DC debut but Henry Cavill’s return as Superman and the grand face-off between the two. Unfortunately, even Cavill’s cameo could not stop the film from sinking leading Gunn to look for a younger version of Clark Kent for his reboot.
It was reported that Johnson denied being a part of ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’, which disappointed the fans as they missed out on the biggest comic book rivalries in live-action. But the fans were disappointed with The Rock rejecting the cameos. The actor was so hellbent on bringing back Henry Cavill that he ignored the main nemesis of Black Adam in the comics, Shazam.
Some fans even claim that this allegedly stupid move from Dwayne was what took down the Black Adam at the box office. a better world-building where he appeared in the post-credit scene of ‘Shazam’ would have resulted in increased fan excitement.
Marvel took their time with introducing main characters in post-credit scenes or introducing a character in some other hero’s film. This made fans interested in that particular character giving a boost to their solo film at the box office. DC failed here as Dwayne was arrogant enough to decline every opportunity that could have brought him and the Shazam together.
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