Black Adam is finally out in the theaters and the movie has performed very well among the fans. Although the storyline and the plot were criticized, the action set pieces and the entertainment factor was praised very much. But one element of the movie which was undoubtedly loved by everyone was the mid-credits scene. Sadly, that scene got leaked way before the release. The producer of the movie Hiram Garcia is widely disappointed as he expressed his statement regarding it.
The leak culture is a major trend in the modern world of pop culture. Every other movie of Marvel or DC becomes the victim of this trend. But in the case of Black Adam, it would not be wrong to say that the studio and the actor himself spoiled the scene to a large extent even before it was leaked.
Spoilers for Black Adam ahead!!!
Producer Hiram Garcia on the leaks of Black Adam
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who was hyping up his Black Adam for a long time, himself also hinted at the surprising mid-credits scene several times. By stating that the most powerful force in the universe is sidelined for a long time or through his tweets, his remarks almost confirmed that we are going to get back our favorite DC star in the end. But still, hinting and leaking are two completely different things. Soon after the movie premiere, the Superman scene was leaked online.
When asked about this specific topic to the producer of the movie Hiram Garcia himself, his statements clearly depicted his frustration regarding it. Henry Cavill’s return as Superman was anticipated by the fans for a long time and finally, when the studio fulfilled their wish after such a long time, half of the surprise was already gone.
“Oh my God, it is so frustrating. You work so hard, but look, we understand that this ending and this dream, this family dream that we had to bring to life, we knew that it was going to have an effect on the fans that were just like, ‘Oh my God!’ We heard them begging for it for so long. We’ve been wanting it for so long. It’s disappointing that it leaks. You hope that the fans that are so passionate about it really do their best to block it out so that they can go and get the movie and enjoy it.”
Further, the producer said they are trying their best to bring things under control but leaks spread at the speed of light on the internet.
“We’ve been working with Warner Bros. to try and get some of those things under control, but really, it spreads like wildfire. It’s something you always know you have to deal with when you start testing the movie.”
Even though the leaks spoiled the surprise for many people, it still can’t be declined that the theater was filled with roars when everyone spotted Henry Cavill donning the Superman suit after such a long time. It brilliantly sets up for an epic clash between the Man of Steel and the Man in Black in the future of DC.
The insane reactions by the fans
Before it was released, Black Adam was widely criticized by everyone for its lack of story and depth but the fan reactions spoke something else. Although the story was undoubtedly subpar, the fans wholeheartedly enjoyed those exhilarating action sequences and the slo-mo shots. Dwayne Johnson took to his Twitter account to share an insane audience reaction at a theater in France.
Chills 🤯🌋#BlackAdam is a GREAT TIME at the movies — here’s an insane AUDIENCE ERUPTION at the end of BLACK ADAM from last night in
We opened #1 in France, Korea & Indonesia and the rest of the world opens TONIGHT.
Have FUN tonight.
~ dj#fansfirst #ba⚡️#dceu pic.twitter.com/BQmtQqJ7EU
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 20, 2022
On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie got a 43% from the critics as well as a 88% audience score. Now as the DC leadership has already changed and we have even got Kal-El back in the main DCEU, it will be interesting to watch how they proceed toward the future. While some fans still hope for the Snyderverse to be restored, it is very unlikely that something like that can happen. But on the other hand, Man of Steel 2 is already in progress and it finally seems that DC has started to come back on track.
Black Adam is running in the theaters