Well, we knew it was coming, but Dwayne Johnson has now officially confirmed that Warner Bros. is in no hurry to fast-track a Black Adam sequel, meaning the promised era of the DCU that would feature The Rock as one of its tentpole stars is over before it ever begun. Johnson is essentially parting ways with DC, as James Gunn and Peter Safran rebuild the universe, and though he’s not ruling out a return one day, he’s very much putting the franchise behind him for the forseeable.
The result is that it’s just possible there’s room in his busy schedule for a Marvel role. And though fans might be surprisingly uninterested about seeing him suit up in the MCU, it just so happens that Johnson laid the groundwork for his arrival on the scene as an iconic hero almost a full decade ago. Way back when in 2013, Johnson took to Twitter to pitch an idea to Kevin Feige — cast him as Luke Cage.