Dwayne Johnson’s Producing Partner Wants To Do Kingdom Come Adaptation

Hiram Garcia, president of Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, says “we would love to make” a multi-film adaptation of DC’s Kingdom Come.

Hiram Garcia, president of Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, says he would love to do a multi-film adaptation of Mark Waid and Alex Ross’s seminal Kingdom Come comic miniseries. Named for the amount of money Johnson had in his pocket after being released from the Canadian Football League in 1995, Johnson’s production company currently has an impressive slate of future projects planned, including additional sequels for both the Jumanji and Jungle Cruise franchises. They also have two DC-centric projects currently slated for release later this year, DC League of Super-Pets and the highly anticipated Black Adam. Johnson’s company is also directly involved in 2023’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods.


First published in 1996, the four-issue comic miniseries, Kingdom Come, is one of DC comics’ best-known Elseworlds storylines. Set in a future world, it charts an escalating conflict between the world’s traditional superheroes, led by Superman, and a new group of morally ambiguous vigilantes, many of which are themselves the children of well-known heroes. As the world inches ever closer to a disastrous superhuman war, Batman assembles his own team to try and prevent the impending devastation and oppose the dastardly plans of Lex Luthor’s own group of assembled villains.

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In a recent interview with Collider, Garcia spoke about Johnson’s upcoming projects and was asked what their dream project would be. Acknowledging the difficulties inherent in navigating the IP’s rights, the producer revealed that Kingdom Come was something they’ve “always spoken about at Seven Bucks” and “would love to make someday.” Check out Garcia’s full comments below:

I think the dream project that’s something we’ve always spoken about at Seven Bucks, we would love to make someday, which is a tougher ambition due to, obviously, IP and rules and so forth, but always been obsessed with Kingdom Come, the Mark Waid/Alex Ross joint that those guys did. I think that storyline was always so compelling. We’ve always envisioned it as kind of an epic, multi-film saga. I think that’s something we’ve always dreamed of being able to do.

The Justice League on the cover of Kingdom Come

Given the enormous lineup of DC characters featured in the Kingdom Come comics, it is no surprise that Garcia thinks that getting Warner Bros. to agree to let Johnson and his team work on a big-screen, multi-film adaptation would be a big ask. Since the issues surrounding the DCEU’s first big-team up in Justice League, Warner Bros. has seemingly realigned their slate to focus more on solo outings for their heroes, and there is no word as to when another big crossover event may occur. The introduction of a new Elseworlds event, set in yet another alternate universe, would certainly make WB execs currently intent on course-correcting the DCEU’s future a little gun shy, even without the enormous scale that the property’s adaptation would require.

Of course with Johnson widely suggesting that his Black Adam will fundamentally change the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe, perhaps many of the concepts used in Kingdom Come might be adapted for future use in the DCEU proper. While a comic-accurate Kingdom Come adaptation may not be on the cards just yet, the idea of older heroes versus new heroes divided by their world views could certainly be reworked into the DCEU’s evolving future, with Johnson’s Black Adam front and center to those plans. Either way, fans of the Kingdom Come comics will be interested to see if Johnson and his production house are given the go-ahead for bringing the tale to life on screen.

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Source: Collider

  • The Batman (2022)Release date: Mar 04, 2022
  • DC League of Super-Pets (2022)Release date: May 20, 2022
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  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022)Release date: Dec 16, 2022
  • The Flash (2022)Release date: Nov 04, 2022
  • Batgirl (2022)Release date: Dec 31, 2021
  • Blue Beetle (2023)Release date: Aug 18, 2023

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