The Rock Infuriated Top DC Names With Alcohol

Warner Bros. Discovery and its DC Films/DC Studios brand had a tough 2022 year. The Rock has a bizarre role for that. After years of asserting that Black Adam was the super-powered antihero that was going to take the world by storm, ‘The Great One’ finally made his move. Taking advantage of disarray at DC Films, most notably the departure of the placeholder executive Walter Hamada from the role of the studio’s president), Johnson threw his considerable weight around last year. He attempt to will into existence a post-Justice League version of the DC franchise largely centered on his character. It included the ambitious plans to bring back Henry Cavill’s Superman so Black Adam could glower at him while Kanye songs and Rolling Stones covers played listlessly in the background.



The Rock angered some top DC names

Black Adam massively under-performed at the box office. It also apparently angered a bunch of people at Warner Bros., who were not happy that Johnson had been acting like a billion dollar movie star, when his actual track record falls considerately short of those massive numbers.

Said unhappiness is all per Variety, which reports on a number of ways Johnson apparently pissed of his potential collaborators at the studio. The most hilarious, and most on-brand, being the reveal that Johnson demanded the studio set up a tequila bar focused on his celebrity vanity tequila Teremana at the Black Adam premiere—even though the film itself was PG-13. The implication of it all being that The Rock was here to save DC from itself, so all involved had better play nice.

Had Black Adam made Avengers-level amounts of cash, he would have paved the way for Peter Safran and James Gunn to take over and attempt to revitalize the flailing studio. Meanwhile, the whole controversy has painted a picture of Johnson as a guy drunk on his own image as a massive star.

Bishal Roy
Bishal Roy
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