New Insights Reveal Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Ambitions & Attempts to Take Charge at DC Studios

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Did you catch ‘Black Adam’ in 2022? If not, no worries. Critics panned it, and it didn’t do well at the box office. But hey, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s performance as the lead was solid, right?

But what really sticks out, especially if you saw it, is the post-credit scene hinting at a crossover with Superman.

When ‘Black Adam’ tanked, rumors swirled that The Rock aimed to shake up DC, literally. Allegedly, he sought to snatch control of the studio, putting his own production company in charge of future DCEU projects.

The Wrap recently dropped an exclusive report on the saga. Apparently, The Rock and Cavill’s manager, Garcia, plotted to boot then-DC Studios head, Walter Hamada. But their scheme was thwarted by James Gunn and Peter Safran, who were brought in to salvage what they could of the DCEU.

Matters all came to a head in 2022 when Johnson and Dany Garcia met with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav on not only inserting Superman back into “Black Adam,” but according to four insiders with knowledge of the meeting, positioning Seven Bucks to run DC and replace then-chief Walter Hamada.

An individual close to Seven Bucks said the meeting was about “Black Adam” and an introduction to Zaslav who had just taken over the studio. This person denied that the meeting was aimed to pitch Hiram Garcia as a replacement for Hamada.

Garcia wasn’t hired to run the unit, and Johnson and Seven Bucks were evicted from DC shortly after the hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran to run the division. Additionally, former Superman actor Henry Cavill fired Dany Garcia as his manager as a result.

So, ‘Black Adam’ bombed, Gunn & Safran took over, and Cavill got the boot as Superman, just weeks after he announced to the world that he would return. The plans never came to fruition due to Gunn looking for a younger Superman.

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