As you know, Dwayne Johnson tried very hard to get Henry Cavill Returned to the DCU as Superman, and when he briefly appeared in Black Adam, James Gunn and Peter Safran Ultimately, it was decided that Cavill’s version of Superman had no place in future plans for DC films. So after all the efforts Johnson and Cavill made to make it happen, it was shut down.

during a recent interview Johnson was asked on the red carpet at the Oscars about Cavill’s Superman being dropped from the DC universe, despite the hype surrounding his return. He replied:

When we made Black Man, all I could do and all we could do was put our best foot forward and surround ourselves with the best people and deliver the best film we could. . Our audience ratings were in the 90s. The critics took a couple of pictures, but it’s just a job.”

“It’s almost like your pro football team and your quarterback wins a championship and your head coach wins a championship and then a new owner comes in and says, ‘Not my coach, not my quarterback. I’m going with someone new.’

Johnson is clearly referring to the new heads of DC Studios, Gunn and Safran. By re-introducing Cavill’s Superman into Black Adam, Johnson laid the groundwork for his own version of the DC Universe, in which the relationship between Black Adam and Superman could play out over multiple films. Manufacturer Hiram Garcia said:

“We really want to create the long form of the story and show that these two characters exist in the same universe and often have to meet each other on the same or opposite sides. Hopefully they will collide at some point, but it’s only It’s not about a ‘one fight’ situation. That was never our dream. It doesn’t reward the fans. The fans want to know that these guys are in the same universe and feel the journey between them.

Now, Johnson said he and James Gunn are connected,” and Black Adam will not be in the first chapter of the story. However, DC and Seven Bucks have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways to use Black Adam in future chapters of the DC multiverse. I seriously hope this happens. I doubt it. I don’t think we’ll see Johnson as Black Adam again.

Regardless, Johnson was proud of his film, saying, “Finally, after 15 years of hard work to make Black Adam, I’m so proud of the film we’ve delivered to fans around the world. I will always look at the reaction to the film “Black Adam” with gratitude, humility and love.

Sadly, things didn’t work out for Henry Cavill’s Superman, so I was looking forward to continuing his story, but it just wasn’t meant to be.