It seems the DC Films president Walter Hamada was responsible for the initial exclusion of Henry Cavill’s Superman in Black Adam, a plan that was discussed early on during the DCEU movie’s additional photography. Fortunately, the Man of Steel’s return came to fruition thanks to Dwayne Johnson‘s business tactics and from the looks of it, the future is bright for the Superman franchise.
Superman confronting the Mighty Adam in Black Adam is public information by now. Moreover, leaks from early screenings revealed the powerhouse characters coming face to face in the post-credits scene. The brief moment has since amplified the fandom’s expectations, a move that has been considered a marketing push to help with the opening weekend’s box office numbers. But a new report reveals these plans may never have seen the light if it wasn’t for Johnson’s push.
The Rock has been candid about Warner Bros.’s past leadership being a hurdle in reviving Cavill’s Superman. But according to THR, Hamada was directly involved since he “nixed” the idea of adding Cavill during reshoots. Even after being told no, Johnson circumvented to make his pitch to WBD’s two new CEOs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy and they granted the approval.
The news of Hamada’s involvement in stopping Cavill’s return has rubbed DC fans, specifically Sndyerverse fandom in the wrong way. The news has reinvigorated many who have been critical of Hamanda’s strategies. Furthermore, Ray Fisher’s followers have been vocal as well, and the Cyborg actor recently doubled down on his thoughts about the DC Film president’s handling of the Justice League production, asking for his apology.
Not sure why I’m trending, but this would be a good time to mention:
Walter Hamada still owes an apology to the participants of the Justice League investigation.
Had he not attempted to cover for Geoff Johns’ toxic and discriminatory behavior, we wouldn’t be here now.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) October 16, 2022
Walter Hamada was literally out here killing the DCEU and now they're kicking him out pic.twitter.com/5E8af6Tc7m
— Walt (@Uber_Kryptonian) October 17, 2022
Remember when Ray Fisher said that the people who were currently at WB were not fit for leadership and y'all called him a diva?? Now it's been confirmed that Walter Hamada was holding SUPERMAN back because he hated Zack Snyder and wanted none of his influence💀
— ⚔Ian⚔ (@ian_of_rivia) October 17, 2022
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Walter Hamada is the producer that said No to Henry’s Superman appearing in Black Adam. pic.twitter.com/G8mLMEnvQM
— AJ 🏳️🌈 | #FlashPack (@AjepArts) October 17, 2022
Walter Hamada was really out here about to get rid of Superman completely from the DCEU because he hated Zack Snyder, but y'all was out here defending him talking about "DC fans eating goof"
— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) October 17, 2022
Saying goodbye to Walter Hamada this week. pic.twitter.com/ujKr1AY7A3
— Ω Ryan Ω (@Snyder_Cut_240) October 17, 2022
Walter Hamada really had no clue what he was doing huh? Putting the greatest Superhero of all time on the sidelines out of spite against a cool filmmaker. Being petty for no reason. https://t.co/LhutT9psDi
— Ollie 🎃 (@TheQuiver_) October 17, 2022
Walter Hamada was against the Superman Cameo in Black Adam.
But there are still people who think he was doing the best things for dc. pic.twitter.com/Wc1okl9UJ6
— Jake (@Hawkmansworld) October 18, 2022
So I was right. Walter Hamada said NO to Henry Cavill in Black Adam, and it took the Rock going to De Luca and Abdy to get the cameo done earlier this year. Hamada gets ZERO credit for this cameo, and I’m glad he’s getting the boot. #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/Fr4yYvsEUD
— RJ (@ResonantJustice) October 17, 2022
Walter Hamada seeing Henry Cavill enter Warner Bros. HQ as he leaves pic.twitter.com/XlG6ZlkLRv
— Blu (@bluboy43) October 17, 2022
i've said it and i will say it again, walter hamada's plan was always to ruin the DC brand as a whole pic.twitter.com/nCpDlatSbR
— ❓❓0❓ (@comicxbook) October 17, 2022
With no single chief executive to oversee the handling of DC’s properties — the DCEU fandom is rallying behind The Rock since the star managed to give hope with his Superman promise. Next up, all eyes are on the big event DC title that would pit Black Adam and Superman in a fight.
Black Adam arrives in theaters on October 21 in the US.
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