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“We don’t want to be Marvel”: The Rock Reveals He’s Not Interested in Making DC Into Another MCU, Wants to Create Something New

Dwayne Johnson doesn't want DC to follow MCU instead it needs to be unique.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been a big advocate of both representing and appearing in the forthcoming DC Extended Universe film, Black Adam. Although it may not appear to some as a struggle, the box office war between DC and Marvel goes on. While both DC and Marvel releasing their flicks in the coming days.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson As Black Adam
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson As Black Adam

The MCU is at the top of the tower when it comes to building a woven on-screen comic book world. Marvel Studios and its president, Kevin Feige, have established an example that Warner Bros. has been attempting to follow for years.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not interested to make DC like MCU

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson addressed the press at the Black Adam premiere event in New York City, offering his thoughts on the big-screen conflict between Marvel and DC in a controlled and diplomatic manner as one can.

When asked if they intend to take a bite out of Marvel? “Unequivocally no,” said the WWE superstar. Because, in his opinion, they should expand the DC universe, introducing a new era of the DC Universe, rather than making something identical to the MCU.

Dwayne Johnson at the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 in full Black Adam costume.
Dwayne Johnson at the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 in full Black Adam costume.

“It’s not our goal to take a bit out of Marvel,” the Jumanji star added before applauding Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, stating what Feige has done is “incredible.” He further went on to quote that:

“And by the way, I love those guys. They’re all my friends. And they are largely responsible for the economic drive of our business for almost two decades. We don’t want to be Marvel. We want to be DC. And how we do things. So that’s what I want. I don’t want to take a bite of that apple. I want to grab a new apple. And I want to create from there.”

Dwayne Johnson has been a famous WWE wrestler for some time.
Dwayne Johnson

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The Rock praised the MCU and Marvel Studios for being “the economic drive of the film industry for over two decades,” while claiming that DC doesn’t “want to be Marvel.” Rather it hopes to make its own unique and distinct universe.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a wise man, as seen by his response to such a difficult topic. He understands the impact his words can have on a topic like DC vs. Marvel. He doesn’t dismiss any super-powered franchise, pointing out the benefits of the existing MCU and the DCEU’s current relatively blank slate.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson opens up doors for more crossovers in the DCEU

The WWE star also stated that they concentrated on what fans wanted to see throughout the film and that this was what informed and guided them toward their next step. 

The new age that the Red Notice actor is referring to might be the end of the Snyderverse or Henry Cavill’s entrance as Superman. With the introduction of the Justice League member, it was expected that he will also appear in the highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel.

The Rock claims his rightful place in the DCEU hierarchy in his anti-heroic Black Adam
A still from Black Adam

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The new age may potentially allude to the next DC flick. Following the publication of Black Adam, DC will supposedly release The Flash, which will introduce the multiverse into the DCEU.

Black Adam starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to release on October 21, 2022.

Source: TheDirect


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