Dwayne Johnson Eager to Continue Work on DC Films

Johnson is confident on the direction of the cinematic universe.

Johnson is confident on the direction of the cinematic universe.

This weekend will see the theater release of Black Adam, the newest of Warner Bros. entries into the DC Comics cinematic universe. While the DC films haven’t caught on as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Warner Bros. has been going through a variety of shake-ups during the year, the star of the film, Dwayne Johnson, is still optimistic.

“It’s a unique time in the superhero genre, where there’s the introduction of fresh blood and new characters on both sides of the aisle — at Marvel and certainly at DC,” Johnson told the New York Times this week. “And the launching of Black Adam is converging with a time where they are also bringing in new leadership at Warner Bros. and new leadership on the DC side is soon to be coming in. I feel very confident about the direction of the DC universe. It is going to require real strategy and real leadership. And that requires us not to look at Marvel’s success and say, let’s follow that blueprint. That’s Marvel. I’m very happy for them. We don’t want to be Marvel, in my opinion. We want to be DC and we want to do it our way.”

“I have been saying for some time, there’s a new era in the DC Universe that’s about to begin,” Johnson said. “What I really meant by, ‘This is a new era in the DC Universe,’ is listening to the fans. And doing our best to give the fans what they want.”

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