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Black Adam Star Dwayne Johnson Seemingly Disses WB for Terrible Management of Henry Cavill’s Superman, Claims Cavill’s “Been on the sidelines for too long”

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Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson, who once promised that the hierarchy of power in the DCEU will soon change, is known for listening to his fans. As affirmed by the former pro-wrestler himself, the audiences have been a guiding force in his life, during his WWE days and even now, as an accomplished, ambitious actor.

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Black Adam (2022)

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As someone who himself has been a devoted connoisseur of the franchise for decades, Johnson is well aware of what the long-time enjoyers have been advocating for, and what exactly they wish to see. In that context, we know how the esteemed Hollywood sensation has been dropping hints and alluding to Henry Cavill’s return as Superman.

To say that Johnson matches the sentiments of the DCEU fans would be, hence, an understatement. In a recent interview, the Jumanji actor made a subtle dig at Warner Bros., who has sidelined Cavill’s iteration of Superman for way too long.

How Dwayne Johnson Envisions The Superman vs. Black Adam Fight

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Superman vs. Black Adam

While speaking to Jake’s Takes, the Black Adam lead star was rewarded with an intriguing, yet expected question. With rumors pointing to how the plausibility of Henry Cavill‘s appearance in a post-credits scene of the Dwayne Johnson starrer is highly likely, it is no surprise that the interviewers too are expecting a proper fight sequence between the Metropolis Marvel and the Mighty Adam.

The Red Notice alum was, hence, queried about the nature of a Superman vs. Black Adam face-off scene and how exactly he sees it unfolding. Who would be the one to get the first punch in? To this, Dwayne Johnson had a brow-raising answer:

“I think Black Adam lands the first punch. Now I don’t know if Black Adam lands the last punch. Because… Superman… I grew up a DC boy. Superman, I love Superman. I loved Superman and I still do.”

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Henry Cavill’s Superman

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With what the Baywatch star had emphasized on previous occasions, it can be ascertained that Dwayne Johnson parallels the same amount of devotion and love we all have felt towards the Man of Steel since the days of our childhood. Previously, the former professional wrestler had also claimed how Cavill’s depiction of the ever-so-iconic DC superhero makes him the definitive Superman of our generation.

Therefore, such statements are enough to keep the fans wondering what the future of the franchise holds, especially now that Cavill is suggested to return. However, the journey has not been too smooth.

The audiences, for way too long, had to rely on hundreds of speculations and rumors when it came to the Justice League star’s comeback. Even now, there is no solid, palpable evidence behind a continued run in the DCEU for the Enola Holmes actor.

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Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel

However, with Dwayne Johnson’s continued efforts aimed at satisfying the fans, one can surely expect to be rewarded with better days in the coming times. Interestingly enough, the WWE star, too, seems to have become wary about WB’s mismanagement of Cavill’s Superman, who was unfortunately pushed to the sidelines for years.

The Rock Claims That Superman Has Been On The Sidelines

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Further elaborating on how he sees a fight sequence between the two unstoppable forces unravel, Johnson claimed that he has pictured the scene precisely. As attested by the DCEU star, he can “see things so clearly.” He has visualized what an entire movie revolving around such a premise would look like since he possesses the vision of a filmmaker and knows what constitutes a “good movie.”

Dwayne Johnson has even ideated what the next three Black Adam films would look like. However, since he does not have clarity on whether or not such aspirations would come to fruition, the Rampage alum cannot be completely certain. What he is sure of, though, is the following:

“For the past 10 years, as I was pushing Black Adam up this hill to get made. For the past five, six, seven years… I was also listening to the fans at the same time. We would create Black Adam for him to be the most powerful and unstoppable force on this planet. The most powerful and unstoppable force in the entire universe has been on the sidelines for too long.”

Dwayne Johnson donned the suit of Black Adam at the SDCC 2022.
Dwayne Johnson makes a dig at WB’s mismanagement

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Johnson seems to have hit two birds with one stone. While his statement most certainly teases what fans can expect to see in the film, it also presumably alludes to Warner Bros. and their carelessness towards Henry Cavill’s Superman. One cannot easily refute the claims made by the Jungle Cruise star.

It is true that for years, the path followed by DCEU films felt motionless and aimless. With an obscure limbo to account for, fans’ hope started to waver. The restoration of their favorite cinematic timeline seemed pointless.

However, Dwayne Johnson’s ambitious endeavor has ignited a flame of optimism in the hearts of many. As fans feel thankful for his never-ending efforts, it would be intriguing to see whether or not the upcoming DCEU film manages to revive and reinvigorate the franchise with full force.

Black Adam is scheduled to hit the theatres on 21 October 2022.

Source: Jake’s Takes

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.