Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is undeniably an acting powerhouse. He has dozens of credits to his name and a ubiquitous presence on screen. He also plays many roles behind the camera, including with the series Young Rock, a sitcom based on the superstar's formative years which airs on NBC.
And of course, Johnson is set to take on the role of a DC powerhouse in his own right in 2022's Black Adam. The Rock will portray the comic book antihero as he clashes with the Justice Society of America, otherwise known as the JSA.
With Johnson possessing an absolutely insane work ethic, one must wonder - "Will there be a sequel?"
DWAYNE JOHNSON AS BLACK ADAM ROCKS
A producer on 2022's Black Adam, Dany Garcia, spoke to Variety about whether Black Adam could receive a sequel, or even multiple sequels:
“We want to do many. We’re excited about our long-term relationship with DC on this property.”
She also discussed the added expenditure of pandemic-proofing the film's production which have luckily resulted in "no outbreaks":
“We have all our COVID protocols in place and everything is running really smoothly. A lot of our cast is vaccinated. We have different zones. It adds about 30 percent not only to cost, but to the logistics, but we’ve had no outbreaks.”
LEAN WITH IT, ROCK WITH IT
It certainly seems like things are going smoothly on the set of Black Adam, both in the moment and looking ahead to the future.
With the added infrastructure in place to prevent COVID infections, no one has gotten sick. One can imagine that as more of the cast and crew are able to get vaccinated, things will be able to ease up. This may not be on Black Adam's set, but it could come on the set of another DC film, such as Shazam!: Fury of the Gods or Aquaman 2.
What's more, the confidence Garcia has in Black Adam is very encouraging.
Numerous film producers and directors claim that "many" sequels are in the works (for example, the 2017 Power Rangers movie) only to have the franchise fall flat on its face after one outing. But with Dwayne Johnson's star power and the venerable DC branding, Black Adam might just be one film franchise that can go the distance.
Black Adam will hit theaters on July 29, 2022.