Dwayne Johnson breaks silence on Henry Cavill's Superman exit: 'We put our best foot forward...'
Dwayne Johnson is addressing the speculations surrounding the future of Black Adam and the decision of DC Studios to drop Henry Cavill as Superman.
Dwayne Johnson breaking his silence on the Black Adam and Superman story that has fans left curious regarding the future of Superman, after Henry Cavill made an exit from the Superman series in the DC Universe. Following the controversial changes in the DC universe, with the appointment of new co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, fans were aghast with the update that the potential sequel to Black Adam was also shelved. (Also read: DC Studios James Gunn calls Superman ‘huge priority’, denies feud with actor Henry Cavill)
Henry Cavill marked an appearance as Superman in DC's latest release, Dwayne Johnson-starrer Black Adam. He featured in a post credit scene for the movie, leaving fans excited for more Superman appearances in the future. Recently, DC also cancelled the third instalment of the Wonder Woman movies by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot. Dwayne had posted a statement on his Twitter last December, that DC and his production company, Seven Bucks, which said “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.”
Now as per a report by Variety, Dwayne spoke further about the future of Black Adam and said, "All that I can do, and all that we could do when we were making Black Adam, was to put our best foot forward and surround ourselves with the best people and deliver the best movie we could. Our audience score was in the 90s. Critics took a couple shots, but that’s just the business of it. It’s almost like when you have a pro football team and your quarterback wins championships and your head coach wins championships and then a new owner comes in and says, ‘Not my coach, not my quarterback. I’m going to go with somebody new.'”
The new Superman movie is scheduled for release in 2025. It will be written by James Gunn and focus on a much younger version of the Superman, titled Superman: Legacy. James Gunn and Peter Safran are also working on a film titled Supergirl: World of Tomorrow and a new Batman and Robin movie, titled The Brave and the Bold, to include in the new slate of the DC Universe.