Dwayne Johnson has only just made his DCEU debut as Black Adam, but the actor teases he is already working on what’s next for his DC anti-hero.
Dwayne Johnson teases he is already working on what’s next for him in the DC Extended Universe after Black Adam. The former WWE star turned actor has spent the last decade trying to play DC anti-hero Black Adam. The years of development and hard work finally paid off with Black Adam hitting theaters this weekend. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the solo film stars Dwayne Johnson and introduces Black Adam and the Justice Society to the DCEU. The movie also includes several connections to the main franchise and leaves audiences with a tease of what will come next thanks to Black Adam‘s post-credits scene.
The response to Black Adam early on has been mostly favorable. Critical reviews were mixed, but general audiences have responded more positively, resulting in the film having the DCEU’s biggest divide between critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, Black Adam is shaping up to be a win for Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Films thanks to the film’s career-best opening weekend for The Rock as a leading actor. The excitement around the DCEU movie has left many eager to see Black Adam again.
Just days after Black Adam‘s theatrical release, Dwayne Johnson is already teasing how he’s working on Black Adam’s DCEU future. The actor is known for being incredibly active on social media and that includes responding to many people on Twitter who saw the film this weekend. Dwayne Johnson revealed that they are “working on ‘what’s next’ as I type this” in one such response. He also teased that fans need to stay tuned for more announcements.
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Will Be Important For The DCEU’s Future
Neither the studios nor Dwayne Johnson has revealed specifics about Black Adam’s DCEU future, but it is quite clear that he will be an important part of the franchise going forward. Black Adam‘s performance at the box office will help inform exactly what comes next. However, Johnson certainly has big plans, which include fighting Henry Cavill’s Superman and even fighting the entire Justice League. Not to mention he also will likely be back for Black Adam 2. After spending so many years finally getting his DCEU debut right, all signs point to Black Adam being the start of a long role in the franchise.
Dwayne Johnson’s star power is exactly what the DCEU needs as it looks to rebrand and move forward after years of divisive projects. That is why Black Adam should be a vital part of the universe’s future, especially as audiences respond positively to him. The Black Adam star certainly understands this if he is already actively working on the future, whether that be Black Adam 2, Justice Society spinoffs, or something else entirely. It hopefully will not be too long before Dwayne Johnson is ready to reveal more about his DCEU future.
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