Following James Gunn and Peter Safran’s leadership appointments at DC Studios, the comic book studio has undergone a major shakeup that is signalling a new beginning. This has been an emotional few weeks for fans of the DC Universe. Sadly, the beginning of this new chapter has resulted in the painful end of some of the most beloved legacies in the cosmos. After 15 years of struggle, Dwayne Johnson has secured a space for his anti-hero epic, Black Adam, on the big screen, but now it appears that Teth Adam’s time onscreen is coming to an end.
The Hollywood megastar updated followers on the whereabouts of Khandaq’s protector in a message. Johnson said, “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.” He added, “However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters,” he explained. Speaking to the decision, he added that the decisions made by James and DC leadership “represent their vision of DU through their creative lens.”
Johnson took a minute to celebrate the success of bringing Teth Adam’s narrative to life despite the discouraging news. He wrote, “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.”
The news comes just weeks after Henry Cavill‘s Man of Steel 2 received an official farewell from fans, despite his unexpected mid-credits appearance in Rian Johnson’s Black Adam. As an alternative, DC head Gunn disclosed he was working on the tale of a youthful Kal-El. Additionally, there was a lot of buzz that Jason Momoa might not reprise his wildly popular role as Aquaman, which led to rumours that the entire DC Universe was being recast. When Gunn responded to a fan tweet, he abruptly put an end to the allegations.