The Rock is preparing for the release of Black Adam in the next week. He’s also taking an expanding role behind the scenes with the DC Universe. This comes as Warner Bros. Discovery searches for a new leader during the merger. This appears that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is in mind for the mold.
Feige is set in his role with Marvel Studios as the MCU continues to expand to new heights in the Multiverse Saga, while Warner Bros. Discovery is still searching for a figure like him to organize the DC Universe into a cohesive franchise. Unfortunately, that search hasn’t been promising as the company continues reworking its plan for DC’s biggest characters.
When speaking to ComicBook, Dwayne Johnson addressed the changes in leadership at Warner Bros. Discovery as the DC Universe goes through some major adjustments. Johnson reminisced on how hard he’s fought for this movie to happen. The biggest thing was getting everybody on board and being “comfortable with taking a real risk,”
“Well, that’s a great question, Brandon. And I know that you love, and you understand the inner mechanisms of studios and how they work, so a few things. I think that we have landed exactly where we need to be. I do believe, like Doctor Fate, ‘Fate doesn’t make mistakes.’ Black Adam happened when it needed to happen. And it happened ten years later. But man, I have been fighting for this thing.
I’ve been pushing hard for this thing. And it’s a little easier for studios, and I get it and I understand the economics of it, well, this thing makes money. Batman, Superman, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Aquaman 2… So it’s a matter of just getting our partners to be comfortable with taking a real risk. It’s okay that the world has no idea, years ago, who Black Adam is. That’s up to us to do the storytelling. It’s okay.
Johnson expressed confidence that Warner Bros. Discovery is “we’re gonna land on some leadership for the DC side.” It would be considered a hopeful update following the reports that the studio’s Kevin Feige-inspired plan facing hurdles.
“So today. I feel really confident in the new leadership that’s in here now at Warner Bros. and actively looking now for a… we’re gonna land on some leadership for the DC side, too. So this idea that I’ve been saying for about a year now, about, ‘Hey, this is a new era in the DC universe.’ It’s a new era there, it’s a new era in Black Adam. You saw the end of Black Adam, that’s a new era too as well that we’re bringing in. So I feel good.”
Based on this recent interview. it appears that Johnson ingrained himself more deeply in the fabric of the DCEU behind the scenes as well, although nothing official has been announced in that regard. while he didn’t share any specific updates on DC’s “Kevin Feige” search, While he made it clear that Johnson’s voice is heard as the company tries to figure out a new plan for the expanding DC story that’s struggled.
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