A Shazam! spin-off, Black Adam is the eleventh movie in the DC Extended Universe (2019). (DCEU). Jaume Collet-Serra directs the movie, and its authors are Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani. The Rock is joined in the film by Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan.
After the significant reorganization at DC Studios, it is beginning to appear as though Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, wants to leave Black Adam behind him and move on. Peter Safran and James Gunn were brought on board by Warner Bros. Discovery to lead all DC projects after the success of Black Adam, which was expected to inspire spinoffs, sequels, and additional appearances by Henry Cavill as Superman. Some planned projects, including Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3, are being shelved as the new rulers plot out the DC Universe’s next ten years.
The Rock has unfollowed the Black Adam and Warner Bros. Discovery's Instagram accounts. pic.twitter.com/d2sdliLK4e— Home of DCU (@homeofdcu) December 16, 2022
James Gunn, the recently appointed Co-CEO of the DCEU, is making some significant adjustments to the DC world. Henry Cavill’s departure from starring as Superman in upcoming films was first reported earlier this week due to the DCEU receiving a complete overhaul.
Despite the return of Black Adam, Henry Cavill has also said that his time as Superman is over. This declaration confirmed the rumors that Black Adam 2 would not be produced under the Safran/Gunn administration. The Rock unfollowed the official sites for Black Adam and Warner Bros. Discovery after Cavill’s announcement, fans who looked closely at The Rock’s Instagram account noted. If he knows he won’t be returning for a sequel, this might be a subliminal indication that he’s putting Black Adam behind him.
If Black Adam 2 is canceled, it may be because Safran and Gunn’s vision for the DC Universe doesn’t align with how the story will end. Since Gunn has a fresh idea for the Man of Steel that would see him directly penning the script for the following picture with a different star, that is what they informed Cavill about his version of Superman.
But the fact that Black Adam only made about $385 million worldwide instead of the anticipated $1 billion at the box office didn’t help. Warner Bros. may find it challenging to convince audiences to spend the same amount for a sequel, given the significant expenditure used to create the long-delayed movie.