“How tf did Black Adam cost that much?”: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Patrick Shriver Disses Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s $393M Disaster Movie That Sank Henry Cavill
Before James Gunn and Peter Safran arrived at the office, Dwayne Johnson was determined to build a DC universe revolving around his Black Adam character. However, despite Johnson’s significant efforts to make the movie a success and even bringing back Henry Cavill to ensure its success,
the film failed to impress fans, resulting in poor box office returns. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Patrick Shriver, also expressed surprise at the reported budget of the film, which was said to be around $260 million, making it one of the most expensive DC films.
Shriver’s surprise at the high cost of the film is understandable, given that Black Adam failed to live up to Johnson’s promises of an epic battle with Superman. The movie’s failure became one of the reasons behind the disappointment of Shazam 2.
However, with the release of The Flash, which reportedly has a significantly lower budget than Black Adam, fans are eagerly anticipating a new era for the DC universe.
In the aftermath of Black Adam’s failure, Johnson has moved on to another project, a live-action remake of the popular Disney animated film Moana. Although fans have criticized Disney for relying on remakes, Johnson has expressed his excitement about the project, stating that he will reprise his role as Maui. Some fans have speculated that the project is Johnson’s way of dealing with the failure of Black Adam, which has had a significant impact on his career.