With everything that is going on at the DC Studios at the moment, it sure seems like the actors’ futures in DCU are a bit hazy at the moment, including Dwayne Johnson’s role in and as Black Adam. James Gunn stated in a tweet that he might be able to share information about the new slate at the beginning of the new year, but until then rumors and speculations are bound to rise.
One such speculation is that the newest addition to the DCU family, Dwayne Johnson, might already be working towards keeping his superhero persona, however, this time with the rival superhero universe, Marvel. The actor’s recent tweet addressing the future of Black Adam was what led fans to this conclusion.
Is Dwayne Johnson Looking for an MCU Role?
In a statement shared by Dwayne Johnson on his Twitter, he cleared up the confusion that was surrounding Black Adam’s future in the DCU. He stated that he connected with James Gunn and that extending the storyline of Black Adam will not be happening in the first chapter of Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU. However, he did add that both DC and Seven Bucks have promised to bring back the anti-hero in later chapters of the universe.
Next, Johnson stated that he and Gunn have always rooted for each other’s success. He also added that he always hopes both DC and Marvel “Win and WIN BIG.” Naturally, this led fans to come up with their own theory that suggested Johnson is looking for an entryway into the Marvel Cinematic Universe since his time at the DCU seems to be flimsy at the moment.
Better job security, can’t blame him.
— Jordan Hicks (@JHicksReports) December 21, 2022
He said pic.twitter.com/POHHzJoXEw
— YAet🏆🇦🇷🏆 (@__Y_x_Y__) December 20, 2022
Rock to james gunn when he asked if he riding with dc forever😂😂 pic.twitter.com/3B32XTINPI
— Coreybrt (@coreybrownrt) December 20, 2022
He said “Black Adam/Superhero Genre” The Rock wants that Superhero paycheck one way or another 🤣🤣🤣
— Simeon Hardley (@IAmSimShard) December 20, 2022
He trying to get in Marvel's good books😂😂😂
— Iris | Team Black's advisor (@TanjiroSpector) December 21, 2022
Although the statement just might be from Johnson’s honest heart and without a hidden meaning, it does raise the question of whether the Red Notice actor is really looking to expand his superhero portfolio. And if so, will Marvel be willing to have him play one of their characters? We are just going to have to wait this one out.
Kevin Feige Wants Dwayne Johnson to be a Part of the MCU
Well, would you look at that! Johnson already has a supporter back at the Marvel Studios. Since the said supporter is none other than the President of the studios, Kevin Feige himself, it might only be a matter of time before MCU fans get to “Smell what The Rock is cooking” in a Marvel project.
Talking to Collider about Johnson back in 2013, Feige stated that while he doesn’t know the actor personally, he believes he is an “Unbelievable force of nature” and an “Amazing human being.” Feige also added that he would love for Johnson to someday be a part of the MCU.
“I think yeah, I mean his name has come up in the past. I’m a gigantic fan of his, I think he’s an incredible – I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven’t really met him. I don’t really know him – but I think he’s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature. He’s awesome in Pain & Gain, he was great in G.I. Joe, he’s really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter’s always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.”
Looking at how things are currently going with the supposed reboot of DCU, Feige’s “Somewhere, someday” might be closer than we think!
While Johnson’s future as Black Adam seems rocky, you can watch his DCU debut, Black Adam, as it is now available to stream on HBO Max.