Dwayne Johnson starring Black Adam was released a month ago and the film has somehow failed to live up to its hype. The studio and the lead star had high expectations from the 2022 film, but it has been struggling even to cross $400 million at the box office. However, The Rock is still confident about the anti-hero’s future in the DCU. The American actor has said that the movies may not live up to the expectations at the box office, but he is happy to finally introduce Black Adam to the world.
The Jumanji star recently shared a Twitter video talking about Black Adam’s performance at the box office. In this video, he also revealed the real reason he asked Warner Bros to bring Henry Cavill back as Superman.
Why Dwayne Johnson Wanted Henry Cavill’s Cameo in Black Adam?
Henry Cavill officially returned as Superman with the 2022 Black Adam. The actor was last seen in the role in Justice League and fans have been demanding Cavill’s return. Although fans did get to see Superman’s cameo in Shazam! and Peacemaker, his face was not revealed in any of them.
Dwayne Johnson finally convinced the studio to bring back the Man of Steel star. Soon after the release of the film, rumors started emerging that the studio was planning a sequel for the 2013 film with the Superman actor.
In a Twitter video, Dwayne Johnson revealed why he insisted on Cavill’s return as Superman. The Jungle Cruise star said that he wanted to establish Black Adam as the most powerful, unstoppable force in the DCU. The Rock further said that in order to do that, they needed to bring back the most powerful and unstoppable force in the DCU.
“If we’re gonna establish Black Adam as the most powerful, unstoppable force in the DC Universe, We have to bring back the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time, in any universe.”
The DC star said that he and the president and co-founder of Seven Bucks Productions, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia, respectively, worked together to bring Henry Cavill Back. He also shared that the studio was not ready to bring the Justice League star back. But they were “not going to take no for an answer.”
The Fast and Furious star also claimed that there is no “viable” or “logical” way, the studio would have built the DCU without Superman. Johnson said it’s impossible to do by keeping the greatest superhero on the sidelines. And that’s why he fought hard to bring back Superman.
Dwayne Johnson Thanks Fans For Making Black Adam the Number One Movie on iTunes
In his Twitter video, Dwayne Johnson also revealed that Black Adam was now available on digital platforms. He said, “Black Adam is the number one movie on iTunes. We released Black Adam yesterday, we thought it was a strategic release to go on all digital platforms, as we’re still out in the theatres.”
He also mentioned that Black Adam will stay in theatres for the holiday season. The Baywatch star then thanked his fans for making the DC film number one on iTunes. Johnson also talked about Black Adam’s performance at the box office.
He said that the film did quite well domestically but it has a lot of room for growth internationally. He claimed that the film would land somewhere around $375 million worldwide. However, he is satisfied as the film introduced and established Black Adam. The Tooth Fairy actor also said that film also introduced Justice League in the DCU.
Black Adam is available for purchase digitally. The film is still playing in theatres.