Dwayne Johnson has taken to social media to share an update on the future of Black Adam, and it isn’t looking like we’ll be seeing much of the Man in Black for now.
Johnson took to social media on Tuesday to share an update on the future of Black Adam in the DCU. For now, at least, it seems that Black Adam won’t be appearing in the DCU any time soon.
My passionate friends,
I wanted to give you a long-awaited Black Adam update regarding the character’s future in the new DC Universe.
James Gunn and I connected, and Black Adam will not be in their first chapter of storytelling. However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.
James and I have known each other for years and have always rooted for each other to succeed. It’s no different now, and I will always root for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG. You guys know me, and I have very thick skin–and you can always count on me to be direct with my words.
These decisions made by James and DC leadership represent their vision of the DCU through their creative lens.
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 reaction to Black Adam with tremendous gratitude, humility, and love.
We did great.
To my very passionate and vocal Black Adam/Super Hero genre fans–I love you, THANK YOU, and I will ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOU and do my best to deliver and entertain you.
What a helluva month–now we all need some Teremana! (crying laughing emoji, shot emoji)
Have a productive week and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your families!
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 20, 2022
Johnson does mention the first phase of the DCU plans specifically, which, for now, we have no idea when it will begin or end. It’s hard to imagine it ending anytime for 2025 or 2026 considering it won;t be able to start before 2024.
To date, Black Adam has taken in $167.73 million domestically and $223.27 million at the international markets for a global total of $391 million. Off of a $200 million budget, and a marketing spend rumored between $80 to $100 million, the film needed to take in around $600 million to break even.
Plans can always change, but it would seem for now that Black Adam won’t be showing up to threaten anyone in the DCU.