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Dwayne Johnson says Black Adam 2 won’t be part of new DC movies phase


(LR) Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson attend the premiere of “Black Adam” at the Cine Capitol on October 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

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The film’s star, Dwayne Johnson, said the Black Adam sequel won’t be part of the next phase of DC movies from Warner Bros.’s studio division. Discovery.

“DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be used in future DC multiverse chapters,” Johnson wrote in a tweet. Seven Bucks is Johnson’s production company.

The move comes as Warner Bros. Discovery, under CEO David Zaslav, cut costs and tried to revamp its debt-ridden business. Shares of the company hit a 52-week low on Tuesday.

“Black Adam” is one of the most disappointing properties for Warner Bros. Although the cost is quite large, and Johnson’s global popularityThe film performed poorly at the box office and received poor reviews from critics.

This decision was made following a leadership transition in DC. James Gunn and Peter Safran start as new heads of the Warner Bros. film and television unit. Discovery DC Comics last month.

Gunn, who directed “The Suicide Squad,” and Safran, produced “Aquaman,” intending to bring new life to the DC Studios lineup, resulting in an onslaught of various cutscenes, some of That caused a backlash. DC suddenly removes “Batgirl”, the movie will be released exclusively on HBO Max, send Shockwave through Hollywood and provoked a backlash from fans.

“Love @TheRock and I’m always excited to see what he and the Seven Bucks do next. Can’t wait to work together soon,” Gunn tweeted on Tuesday in response to Johnson’s tweet.

DC also signals a new direction for the Superman series. Gunn announced that a new Superman movie was in the works, but previous star, Henry Cavill, won’t be back. A new Wonder Woman movie was also dropped from the studio’s list.

“Peter and I are getting ready for a DC project, which we couldn’t be more excited about; we’ll be able to share some exciting news about our first projects early in the year. new,” Gunn tweeted last week.

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