04 Nov 2021 9:37 PM +00:00 UTC

Black Adam's Dwayne Johnson Vows No More Real Guns Will Be Used in His Films Following the Alec Baldwin Rust Incident

Dwayne Johnson who plays Black Adam vowed that his films will never use real guns in the movie sets. This statement follows the fatal shooting that occured on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie titled Rust.

The former wrestling star is promoting his movie on Netflix titled Red Notice. He stars alongside Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. Red Notice is being produced by Johnson. The film follows FBI Interpol agent John Hartley played by Johnson. He teams up with well-known criminal Nolan Booth played by Reynolds to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted art thief, referred to as The Bishop, played by Gadot.

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The action-comedy film has set pieces and action sequences that involve guns, which is common in many movies in the same genre. Johnson also starred in many action films which is why the actor stated that no real gun will ever be used again in his movie sets and any sets produced by his company.

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On October 21, a shooting incident happened in Baldwin’s film Rust. Investigations later revealed that Baldwin shot an active prop gun for a scene. This misfired prop tragically killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

The investigation on the incident is still ongoing. The news has shaken Hollywood as it opened debates on the safety of using prop firearms in movies. There were reports that the safety concerns in the set led to crew members of Rust threatening to walk out. There were also reports that the prop masters of the film used live guns for target practice in between takes.

In an interview with Variety, Johnson said, “I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions, any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce, we won’t use real guns at all. We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”

Black Adam will be released on July 29, 2022 while Red Notice will be released on November 5, 2021.

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