Chinese moviegoers will almost certainly be unable to see Dwayne Johnson’s latest movie Black Adam in theatres. As per a report, an anonymous executive at a major Chinese movie theatre chain stated that their company has given up hope that the new film will be released in China. China has typically given foreign productions a launch date four to eight weeks before their domestic premieres. Black Adam premiered in the United States on October 21.
Even as there has been no official explanation as to why the Chinese government is keeping Black Adam out of theatres. The source speculated that it could be because Pierce Brosnan, who co-stars in the movie as Dr. Fate, is a proponent of the exiled Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama & shared a picture with him on social media. Hollywood stars who are critical of the Chinese govt’s rule over Tibet, such as Richard Gere and Keanu Reeves, have had their films banned in China.
Production budget for Black Adam
Neither Johnson and neither Warner Bros. Discovery have publicly addressed the situation. As per reports, Black Adam has earned a total of $326.2 million worldwide. The amount of profit the DC superhero film will make is unknown, as the reported production budget for Black Adam was a whopping $200 million, according to The Numbers. Another superhero epic, Disney/Black Marvel’s Panther: Wakanda Forever, has been banned in China.
Since Avengers: Endgame in 2019, none of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe titles have been shown in China, a situation that is thought to be a reaction by Beijing to critique of the Chinese government pertaining to two China-born artists affiliated with the franchise, Eternals filmmaker Chloé Zhao & “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings celebrity Simu Liu.”
Dwayne Johnson’s daughter NXT TV debut
Ava Raine, Dwayne Johnson’s daughter, decided to make her NXT TV debut on October 25. Raine was revealed to be Joe Gacy’s stable Schism’s fourth member. Raine stated during the segment that the acceptance and love she has received from Schism has defied any preconceived notions she had. She also revealed that the three men round her out. At the end of the segment, everyone hugged. The Dyad is also a part of Schism (Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid).
Gacy announcement was made during Saturday’s Halloween Havoc event that the fourth member would be revealed on Tuesday’s episode. The hooded figure has appeared on NXT several times in the last month, either in the crowd or alongside Gacy, Reid, and Folwer. Raine, real name Simone Johnson, signed with WWE in February 2020. Raine had her third knee surgery in September of that year. In May of this year, her ring name was changed to Ava Raine. Her father discussed his daughter’s ring name change on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.