Dwayne Johnson: Black Adam Won’t Be in ‘First Chapter’ of James Gunn-Led DC Universe, but May Return

Black Adam has been buried, but he isn’t (quite) dead.

Dwayne Johnson says that after talking with DC Studios co-chief James Gunn, Johnson’s DC anti-hero Black Adam “will not be in their first chapter of storytelling.”

But Johnson added a statement posted to social media that DC and his production company, Seven Bucks, “have agreed to continue exploring the most valuable ways Black Adam can be utilized in future DC multiverse chapters.”

The announcement is the latest in a flurry of headlines that have followed Gunn’s appointment to the head of DC Studios with producer Peter Safran, as the two men reshape the future of Warner Bros.’s slate of films, TV shows and games based on DC characters. Gunn and Safran have systematically untangled the DC Universe from the suite of characters that have been established over the last 10 years, especially Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill’s Superman.

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