Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s exploration of the DC Extended Universe through his character Black Adam was short-lived. The entire series is currently undergoing a revamp led by James Gunn, who Johnson states is the reason for his exit.


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Speaking with Kevin Hart on Hart to Heart, Johnson tells his Hollywood bestie about the issue.

“I think that Black Adam got caught in a vortex of new leadership, and at that time, as we were creating ‘Black Adam’, developing it, shooting ‘Black Adam’, we got knocked down a little bit because of COVID and the shutdowns and got back up. There were so many changes in leadership,” Johnson said. “Anytime you have a company, but especially that size and magnitude, that is a public traded company, and you have all those changes in leadership, you have people coming in who creatively, fiscally, are gonna make decisions that you may not agree with philosophically. I think Black Adam was one of those movies that caught in that web of new leadership.”

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