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After Disheartening Exit From James Gunn’s DCU, Dwayne Johnson Teams Up With MCU’s Parent Company For His $665 Million Movie ‘Moana’ 

After Disheartening Exit From James Gunn's DCU, Dwayne Johnson Teams Up With MCU's Parent Company For His $665 Million Movie 'Moana' 

Dwayne Johnson, wrestler-turned-actor has recently been seen in the DC film, Black Adam. While the movie came out in October 2022, Black Adam had been 15 years in the making. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was cast for the role back in 2007.

Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam

Black Adam was released only a few weeks before the entire DCU was entirely restructured from the ground up. Despite what the former WWE champion claimed, Black Adam ended up receiving a lukewarm response from critics as well as the box office.

Reports have also revealed that Johnson is not on the best of terms with the former heads at Warner Bros.

Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Faces Another Setback After Black Adam Failure at WB as Disney Announces Pointless Toy Story 5, Leaves Behind Moana 2

Dwayne Johnson Breaks Silence on Black Adam Box Office Failure

Amidst the DCU restructuring and Black Adam box office failure, It has also been rumored that Dwayne Johnson had a falling out with the Warner Bros. team. Apparently, he went to WB’s top brass to try and get the green light for a multi-year plan including Henry Cavill‘s Superman. The actor essentially wanted to demand more in return for his effort this far in building the story. This combined with Black Adam‘s mediocre reviews and collections led to the actors disheartening departure from the DCU.

Dwayne Johnson Wanted to Raise the Bar So Bad He Stopped Drinking Water for Black Adam: "Sodium pulled. Water limited"
Dwayna Johnson as Black Adam

As the film was released worldwide, fans and critics realized there were hardly any new elements. The protagonist was somewhat passive, and fans wished to see a protagonist that became the driving force of the film.

On early Thursday, the actor posted a video of him retreating into the woods and sharing an empowering message about embracing one’s failure.

“While having the guts to fail is extremely uncomfortable. And sometimes it’s scary,” he admitted,  “But guts over desire has served me all throughout my career – and when we put ourselves in positions to be uncomfortable – to have the guts to fail – we actually set ourselves up in a much more powerful way to WIN. It’s 2023. It’s our year. Guts over desire,”

The Rock has now revealed that Black Adam won’t be a part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe.

Related: DC’s Original Plan Was Making Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Debut in $747M Critical Disaster Movie

Dwayne Johnson to Star in Live-Action Moana

A live-action remake of  Disney Animation’s 2016 hit, Moana is reportedly in the early stages of production, revealed Dwayne Johnson.

"Maui changed my life": Dwayne Johnson Returns in $682M 'Moana' Live Action Remake
Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson

Johnson, who previously voiced the demigod Maui in the original animated version of Moana, will be producing the live-action remake alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, via Seven Bucks Productions. Disney CEO Bob Igor and Dwayne Johnson shared the news during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting.

“This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace and warrior strength,” said Johnson.

“I wear this culture proudly on my skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, is one that runs very deep for me”

Moana tells the story of a Polynesian legend, of a young girl named Moana who disobeys her father, the chief of their island. To save their home from ecological disaster, Moana goes on a mission to find the goddess ‘Te Fiti’ and return to her an ancient artifact in hopes that it will reverse the devastating damage of her curse. On her path, she is joined by Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson. Maui accompanies Moana on her journey throughout the film and helps her restore peace.

Black Adam is streaming on HBO Max.

Moana is streaming on Disney+.

Also Read: “Maui changed my life”: Dwayne Johnson Returns in $682M ‘Moana’ Live Action Remake

Source: Geo News 


Written by Isha Raje

communications major who talks so much, that she started writing instead.