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Dwayne Johnson Rounding Up DCU Rejects James Gunn Has No Use for To Start His Own Franchise? SnyderVerse Actor Teams Up With The Rock for ‘Red One’

Dwayne Johnson Rounding Up DCU Rejects James Gunn Has No Use for To Start His Own Franchise? SnyderVerse Actor Teams Up With The Rock for 'Red One'

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for his larger-than-life persona and powerhouse performances on the big screen, but it seems like his time in the DCU may end. After James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as the head honchos of the DCU, many fans were disappointed with the direction the franchise was heading in, but none more so than The Rock himself.

Recent rumors have been brewing like a storm in a teacup. Johnson is planning to shake things up like a bull in a china shop in the DC universe. The Rock is allegedly rounding up a group of actors who have been “rejected” by James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new leadership at DCU, like a pack of stray dogs.

The Rock’s Possible Takeover of Entire DC Universe

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

While Black Adam may not have worked out but the actor seems to have been quietly assembling a team of talented actors who have been overlooked or underutilized in the DC universe, like a fox collecting feathers for its nest. Among those rumored to be joining Johnson’s team is Henry Cavill, who was also fired from the role of Superman, and J.K. Simmons, who played Jim Gordon in Justice League, like a couple of peas in a pod.

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Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

But the real bombshell is that Johnson may be looking to start his franchise, separate from the DC universe. The actor, who was initially set to star in a standalone Black Adam movie, is said to be frustrated with the direction of the DC universe and is looking to create his superhero universe like a bird flying out of the nest.

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Project Red One

Dwayne Johnson with J.K. Simmons
Dwayne Johnson with J.K. Simmons

Johnson’s team is said to be working on a project, named Red One, that will be produced by Amazon Prime Video. The project is said to be a festive action comedy blockbuster that will not be affected by box office dollars.

However, it is also possible that Johnson may not stop there and that he has his sights set on taking over the entire DC universe. With his massive fanbase and undeniable star power, it’s not hard to imagine that Johnson could make it happen like a fish in a barrel.

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While all this is speculation, fans of the DC universe eagerly await official announcements from Johnson or his team like a cat on hot bricks. The Rock is known for his ability to create successful franchises. If everything follows through, we could be in for a whole new world of superhero entertainment and a new leader in the DCU, The Rock, who could take over and change the game.

Source: Dwayne Johnson | Twitter

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.