Recently, Dwayne Johnson sparked controversy by discussing his upcoming movie, Black Adam. Despite frequently being a fan favorite, DJ occasionally faces backlash over his remarks. After referring to the DC Universe in a post as “The Black Adam Universe,” he faced criticism.
Fans are now angry with him after his most recent tweet, in which he admitted to making a key announcement about his next film. The People’s Champ discussed his movie and said that the original idea was to combine Shazam and Black Adam into one movie, but he worked hard to have his stand-alone flicks for fans to enjoy.
Okay, so this isn’t the first time he’s revealed this. He had previously admitted, before the release of the trailer, that Shazam! and Black Adam’s respective origin stories were intended to be combined into a single film, but he later realized that this wouldn’t work.
Dwayne Johnson made clear, “The original plan, maybe five or six years ago I think, was to tell the two origin stories of Shazam! and Black Adam in the same movie. That’s what we had worked on… the script was delivered. When we all read the script, I immediately felt like, ‘We have to separate these two movies.”
Johnson supported his assertion in a recent article by mentioning how hard he had worked to get both characters—along with the Justice Society of America—stand-alone movies for the fans to enjoy. The wicked tone of Black Adam will also be preserved when the DC Universe is expanded.