Dwayne Johnson Celebrates Black Adam’s Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Black AdamDwayne Johnson reacts to Black Adam’s impressive Rotten Tomatoes audience score following the DCEU film’s opening weekend. With the promise that it would reset the hierarchy of the DC Universe, Black Adam finally hit theaters this past weekend and saw Johnson make his exciting debut as Teth-Adam, the film’s titular character and all-powerful anti-hero. Alongside him, the film welcomed Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan to the DCEU as members of the all-important Justice Society of America.

Black Adam serves as a true passion project for Johnson, who has worked tirelessly for the past 15 years to get the comic-book story onto the big screen. Prior to its release, Black Adam received somewhat of a negative reception from critics, though with Johnson having spent the past few months ramping up the momentum for this exciting new release, Black Adam’s opening weekend saw the film bring in an impressive $140 million at the global box office. Against a 39% critics score, Black Adam now sits at a 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (the highest of any DC theatrical release since Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy).

In a recent tweet, Johnson takes the time to thank those who have gone to see Black Adam in theaters in its opening weekend. The actor celebrates the film’s impressive audience score by sharing a graphic that highlighted this achievement, before calling the immense fan response « gratifying for so many reasons. » Johnson continues by sharing that his priority will always be that audience members go home happy, something that has evidently been the case with Black Adam.

After a somewhat rocky year, Warner Bros. is sure to be delighted with the audience response to Black Adam and, especially given the film’s end-credits scene confirming the long-awaited return of Henry Cavill’s Superman, it seems there could be a very exciting future ahead for the DCEU’s newest hero. In another recent tweet, Johnson confirmed he is already working on what’s next for Black Adam, though details are likely to remain few and far between for some time. Given the audience reception to Johnson’s character, it’s likely that Black Adam could become a prominent figure within the DCEU moving forward, though it remains to be seen just where, or even when, audiences will see him next.

Johnson’s consistent drive to bring Black Adam’s story to life is likely to have made this entire experience all the sweeter for the actor, who now gets to watch as his project is released to the world. While Black Adam is already well on its way to financial success, it’s heartwarming to hear Johnson’s gratitude towards those who have seen the film and supported Black Adam’s DCEU debut. As Black Adam’s box office performance looks set to continue, one thing is for certain – this is just the beginning for Johnson’s new anti-hero.

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