The steps that are recently taken by the new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav have created quite a stir on the internet and now it looks like even Black Adam is a part of the fiasco going on. The new boss of WB not only revealed some important new plans to be implemented by the studio but also trashed an almost completed movie. The studio shelved the Batgirl movie after it received poor test reactions from the audience. But the whole incident has taken quite a turn right now as it is reported that even Black Adam also received similar test scores but it is going for a grand release, unlike Batgirl.
Black Adam received the same score as Batgirl
The reason behind Batgirl is cited as poor audience reactions from the movie’s test screening. According to some reports, the Leslie Grace starrer received a score in the 60s. But it is to be remembered that this is the score received by the movie in an incomplete state. After test screening also, a movie has to go through several re-shoots and editing to make it to the final cut.
A recent conversation on Twitter spaces between Fandango’s Erik Davis and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez revealed various information about the DC cartel and WB’s plans. Amidst this conversation only, an important point related to the movie was revealed which stated that even The Rock starrer movie received the same test score in the 60s:
“Black Adam, the director’s cut of Black Adam, tested the same as Batgirl.”
While some audiences started questioning why this unfair judgment occurred where one movie suffered and the other didn’t, a large number of fans are also afraid that this movie can be axed by WB.
Is Black Adam in danger?
WB canceled Batgirl as the first step towards its 10year plan regarding the DCEU and their vision to set up a grand cinematic universe. But instead with the axing of an almost completed project, the fans are shocked and now afraid to lose more of their favorites. Even though the fans are afraid of Black Adam, it is very unlikely to be canceled ought to the grand promotions and preparations going on for a theatrical release.
The Black Adam stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and is very close to its release. It also can’t be denied that it can be counted as a grand theatrical event as many of us are excited about it, unlike Batgirl which was to release on HBO Max. This also gives a clear picture regarding the cancellation rumors of the movie as even David Zaslav wanted to release big theatrical films which can do grand profits.
So after summing up all the things, it can be said that Black Adam is in a very good position and doesn’t have a big chance of cancellation. Now it will be interesting to watch if it can provide a stable direction to DCEU.
Black Adam is going to be released on October 21, 2022