‘Black Adam’ China Release In Doubt: Killed By Marvel Fans

Rumors are circulating that black adam doesn’t get a China release because of Marvel fans, which if it does, would definitely kill its box office.

We thought that black adam would be released in China on November 11 (the same date Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in the rest of the world, but it won’t be released in China), where Dwayne Johnson has a huge following, but nothing official has been announced.

However, on Wednesday there was a big rumor that black adam will not be released in China.

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China has decided not to publish black adam

A user of the Box Office Theory forums (via Reddit) posted that following Chinese Marvel fans informing the Chinese Film Board that Pierce Brosnan is a Dalia Lama supporter, China decided not to post. black adam.

“Pierce Brosnan wore something Daila Lama related in an interview – that’s what I heard/read,” says user Tiger Paw. “And on Weibo, there are comments that say a lot of Marvel fans took the opportunity and called the movie board to point that out and complained to get the movie banned.”

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Chinese social media fans say they don’t want black adam published

A Twitter user also posted screenshots.

Screenshots are from Chinese social media which say fans are targeting black adam and I don’t want the movie to come out.

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Chinese film’s Twitter account lists inaccurate predictions

A well-known Twitter user who covers Chinese film news also tweeted a list of American films slated for release in China.

However, only one of the films, Spider-Man: No Coming Homewas released in China, suggesting that the predictions are basically all wrong.

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Pierce Brosnan shares a special bond with the Dalai Lama

Pierce Brosnan, who plays fan-favorite Dr. Fate in black adamhas publicly stated that he shares a special bond with “His Holiness” the Dalai Lama who is in exile in India and who is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan government.

The problem is that the Chinese do not recognize Tibet as an independent nation and claim that Tibet is under Chinese sovereignty.

As the Tibetan Journal points out in an article published in 2021, Pierce Brosnan is known to have traveled to India to visit the Dalai Lama and is said to have financed different Tibetan projects, including the donation of more than 300,000 dollars that he obtained from photographs taken at his wedding in 2001 to build a school for Tibetan children.

Brosnan also admitted that he carries sacred Tibetan beads given to him by a monk on a plane that suffered massive turbulence where he thought he was going to die, so now he wears them every time he travels. .

So apparently Chinese MCU fans are upset about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever failing to get a release in China highlighted Pierce Brosnan’s Tibetan ties to the Chinese government and now black adam will not be released.

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black adam can break even

The black adam The box office currently stands at just over $256 million worldwide.

At a reported cost of $200 million to make, black adam needs about $500 million at the box office just to break even, I believe.

China would certainly have contributed to this.

Johnson’s Hobbs & Shaw (The Chinese are big fans of fast furious) earned $201 million in China; Jumanji: the next level over $41 million; Skyscraper just under $100 million; Carnage over $156 million; Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $78 million.

DCEU movies also work well: Aquaman nearly $300 million; Shazam over $43 million; ; Whedon’s Justice League over $100 million; wonder woman $90 million; superman from batman nearly $100 million; Steel man over $60 million.

So if black adam had a Chinese version, it’s safe to say it would have done at least decent.

From now without China, black adam could end with a rather disappointing $400-500 million box office.

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Dwayne Johnson out; James Gunn in charge

What is also quite interesting is that the same week black adam was released, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav has named James Gunn and Peter Safran to lead the DCU.

Rumors suggest that Gunn and Johnson are butting heads and neither of them have said a word to each other on social media, and we all know how active they are.

Does Zaslav already know black adam was not released in China, which may mean that the film will not make money?

Is that one of the reasons he made Gunn head of the DCU instead of Johnson and his team of producers?

Remember my DC insiders told me at Comic-Con that Dwayne Johnson wanted to take over DC movies, but only if black adam is a success.

Throughout the marketing, Johnson teased the “hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.”

Well, James Gunn is in charge now.