Dwayne Johnson has finally broken his silence regarding his place in the DC Universe and his relationship with the CEO, James Gunn. While fans have been thrashing Gunn for releasing Henry Cavill from his role as Superman, there had also been speculations as to Johnson too saying farewell to a role he worked over a decade for. However, that would not seem to be the case.
In his Twitter post, the actor revealed that although Black Adam as a character would not be a part of the initial stages of the franchise, he would still return, clearing out the air that Johnson would be among the many stars to leave the franchise. He further clarified his stance on James Gunn and their relationship.
Dwayne Johnson And James Gunn Continue To Be Great Friends
Dwayne Johnson recently went on to Twitter and addressed the audience regarding the rumors of bad blood between him and James Gunn. He denied any such thing and elaborated on how both of them have always had each other’s backs and will continue to support each other throughout their hardship.
“James and I have known each other for years and have always rooted for each other to succeed. It’s no different now and I will always root for DC (and Marvel) to win and WIN BIG.”
He believes in the direction James Gunn is taking the DCU into and how even though every decision is difficult to make, it must have been extensively thought about and made rightfully. Every rumor pertaining to the possibility of a return for Black Adam now turns concrete seeing that even though it would take time for him to be back, the character will not be out of the DCU that easily. Gunn and Johnson both continue to support each other and trust in each other’s decisions.
James Gunn Holds Strong Regardless Of Receiving Hate From Fans
Being the newly appointed CEO of DC Films alongside Peter Safran, James Gunn has been under massive pressure with the responsibility of formulating a decade-long plan for the franchise. While the plan would require a lot of thinking and strength both emotionally and mentally in order to take decisions that could be extremely difficult to make, Gunn has been trying his best to give the fans a franchise they would love and deserve.
Unfortunately, a lot of decisions made in the process did not sit well with the audience and he in turn received a lot of backlash for it. Especially when The Suicide Squad director had to let go of Henry Cavill as Superman. It was only downhill for him and even though he was aware of the response he would be getting, it was not until the constant hate that he got that pushed him to address all the rumors.
James Gunn took it upon himself to respond to the fans and he even admitted that no matter how many issues the co-CEOs might face, it will not stop him and Safran from standing strong and giving the fans the best they can offer and all that the DC comics hold.
Black Adam is now streaming on HBO Max.