Black Adam‘s release has been followed by disappointing remarks and reviews from fans and critics alike. Once touted as the savior of the DCU, the Dwayne Johnson-led movie failed to live up to the expectations of many DC fans who were disillusioned by all the hype and promotion by The Rock and WB for the movie.
Perhaps it is now time for DC Studios, now under the control of new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, to take a serious look at the vision that Zack Snyder had planned and wanted to make a reality for the DCU. After all, he is what made one of the most cult-followed movies of the DCU, Man of Steel.
Black Adam Fails To Beat This One Zack Snyder Record
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was told off after the meeting he had with James Gunn and Peter Safran earlier this week. This development in The Rock’s future as a member of the DCU must’ve truly been the end of the former WWE wrestler’s time in the franchise.
And now, a new statistic reveals that Black Adam‘s weekend viewership record paled in comparison to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, giving more of a reason for Gunn and Safran to reconsider their ideas of a revamped DCU and include Zack Snyder’s plans for the franchise.
Black Adam, as reported by Twitter account @homeofdcu had the worst DC Film first weekend on HBOMax, going behind a total of four other major DC releases- The Batman – 4.2M views, The Suicide Squad – 3.5M views, WW84 – 3.2M views, ZSJL – 2.2M views.
It’s a shame that such a heavily promoted movie about the popular DC antihero fared poorly in the commercial factor in comparison to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, a movie that had an actual demanding fanbase.
Black Adam Viewership Statistic Gains Reaction From Fans
Black Adam star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was basically told by James Gunn and Peter Safran that his role in the DCU, and even Teth Adam himself, were not in the planned ‘first chapter’ of the new DC Universe.
And with the new statistic showing that Black Adam‘s weekend viewership record was even lower than that of an unreleased cut of Justice League, fans have even more of a reason to believe that they won’t be seeing another DCU movie with The Rock in it, at least for now.
Here’s how the DCU fanbase reacted to the new statistic on Twitter-
it's objectively worse than the rest on that list
— A Goat (@probablegoat) December 21, 2022
A Snyder fan opines his thoughts-
All these streaming nos. except for Black Adam are fake. Keep in mind that the old WB gave false nos. to Discovery and the public before the merger.
I am sure ZSJL had the highest nos. because the servers crashed when ZSJL was released.
— Ash (@Ash006003) December 21, 2022
A fair justification? –
Probably cuz it debuted during the worst week of DC
— Ayo T Adebayo (@23_Revelation) December 21, 2022
Food for thought-
Wasn’t it revealed that WB lied about HBO numbers to mislead people and the shareholders?
— Mᴏʀᴘʜᴏ (@CRTLNDT) December 21, 2022
It’s a shame-
Imagine losing to ww84 when that released during peak covid 💀
— Randalf the Height 🧙♂️⚡ (@Randude14) December 21, 2022
This user loved it! –
And it was the best film on this list I loved it
— Moon Gorgeous Meditation (@KawaiiGrdn) December 21, 2022
What could be next in store for The Rock’s future in the DCU? It’s also important to note that his production company, Seven Bucks, and DC have confirmed that they will look for options to include the Black Adam character in the DC multiverse chapters.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.