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‘We opened #1 in France’: The Rock Celebrates Black Adam Conquering French Theaters as Disney Deals With France’s Black Panther 2 Ban

It will be interesting to find out who grabs extra cash

DC’s latest release Black Adam starring none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opens up to quite an interesting fan reception. Even though the movie couldn’t rise high in the eyes of the critics, the fan reactions scale from mixed to highly positive. The fans loved the electrifying action sequences accompanied by the enigmatic screen presence of The Rock. As Dwayne Johnson shared a massive fan reaction from France on his Twitter, DC wins a point against the MCU in a unique way.

Dwayne Johnson starrer Black Adam (2022).
Black Adam

Marvel’s upcoming as well as the last release of this year Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is nearing its release but the movie was almost canceled in France. Black Adam’s wild fan cheering in France amidst Marvel’s release of Black Panther 2 in France after much struggle adds another layer to the age-old rivalry between the two superhero companies.

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Black Adam wreaks havoc in the theaters

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Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Black Adam was one of the most anticipated movies in the world of pop culture this year. This is the first movie under the new leadership of the DC cinematic universe. Although it was highly criticized by the critics, the lack of faith in the critics and the various rumors kept it sure to keep up the hype of the movie among the fans. Looks like the fans were right to stay quiet before watching the movie as the movie and mainly the mid-credits scene ensured a roar in the theaters. Dwayne Johnson took to his Twitter account to share how his movie is conquering the theaters.

In the Tweet, the Red Notice actor shared an insane fan reaction from a theater in France which he described as “AUDIENCE ERUPTION”. Further the actor elaborated that the movie opened #1 in France, Indonesia, Korea, and the rest of the world.

The cheering fan reaction Rock shared is most likely from the end-credits sequence when we witness the return of the Man of Steel which was hyped by the fans and Johnson himself for a long time. The movie ends with a massive hint of a colossal-scale Superman vs Black Adam fight in the future of DCEU. The fans even hail Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor for his contribution to bringing Henry Cavill’s Superman back to the main plotline. And while everything seems smooth for WB and DCEU, their rival company Marvel Studios doesn’t seem so happy.

Also Read: “It’s a certified instant classic”: Black Adam Getting Trashed By Critics Doesn’t Faze Fans, Claims Man of Steel Had 56% RT Rating So The Rock Doesn’t Have to Worry

Black Panther 2 is not having a good time in France

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever poster
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Marvel Studios is not having a very great time currently. With She-Hulk getting trashed by fans worldwide, the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was almost on the verge of cancellation in France.

Also Read: Disney Relents After Venomous French Opposition, Confirms Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will Adhere To ‘Anti Consumer’ Law

As per France’s policies, any theatrically released film would have to wait for 17 months before making its way to Disney+ that too only for five months. Following that, the movie would be available on free-to-air channels for 14 months before permanently returning to Disney+. This has led to all the past projects of the MCU Phase 4 being absent from the country’s Disney+. Seemingly Disney was not happy with this and after a long tussle finally allowed the movie to go for a theatrical release on November 9.

Disney unhappy with the French policies

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman

In the statement issued by Disney, it can be clearly understood that they are everything but happy to agree on this complicated post-theater process.

“As we have stated before, we believe the chronology is anti-consumer and puts all studios at increased risk for piracy, which is why the majority of the stakeholders agree that it needs to be completely revised. We will remain actively engaged in the upcoming meetings and we will work closely with the CNC, the Ministry of Culture and the various other stakeholders in order to try and find a quick and equitable solution for all parties. In the meantime, we will continue to make future release decisions on a film-by-film basis.”

The company openly criticized the process as “anti-consumer” and complained that it encourages the risk of piracy. According to them, they are working actively to find a stable solution to it, and meanwhile, Black Panther 2 won’t get a release in France’s Disney+ before Spring 2024 as per the current policies.

Also Read: “Remember DOCTOR FATE came first”: DC Fans Hype Up Black Adam’s Pierce Brosnan as Marvel Fans Compare Him to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange

Black Adam, already dominating the French box office intrigues us more to find out how Black Panther 2 does there. If it really gets successful in re-creating the same response as the DC movie, or if it does better than that.

Black Adam is currently running in theaters while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will release on November 9, 2022, for France and on November 11, 2022, for America and other countries

Source: Twitter/Deadline

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.