Dwayne Johnson is Officially in Talks for ‘Journey 3′

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Dawyne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson in Journey 2 The Mysterious Island Review Dwayne Johnson is Officially in Talks for Journey 3

New Line’s recently-announced decision to greenlight a followup to its money-raking, family-friendly 3D flick Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (which should soon pass the $300 million mark at the global box office) came as no surprise.

Neither, for that matter, is there much surprise surrounding the confirmation that Journey 2 star Dwayne “(Still) The Rock” Johnson has entered talks to reprise his role as pec-poppin’ adventurer Hank in Journey 3. A new report from The Wrap also suggests that Johnson’s younger costar (and onscreen stepson) Josh Hutcherson is also expected to return for the third installment in the Journey franchise.

As was mentioned during our initial report on Journey 3 getting the go-ahead, Hutcherson is in somewhat of a precarious position due to his commitment to The Hunger Games. Production on the second entry in that soon-to-be-blockbuster series (Catching Fire) will have to begin later this year, in order to make a late 2013 theatrical release date – hence, there’s been some question as to whether or not Hutcherson will be available to reprise his part as Sean in the Journey threequel.

Journey 3 is reportedly being eyed for a 2014 theatrical release, which looks to time out nicely with Hutcherson’s immediate work schedule. As for Johnson: although he recently signed on for the Hercules and Ciudad comic book adaptations – and is essentially set to appear in Fast and the Furious 6, which should also start lensing in the near future – his acting slate is flexible enough right now so as to allow time for him to fit in another Journey flick.

Journey 2 The Mysterious Island starring Josh Hutcherson Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine Review Dwayne Johnson is Officially in Talks for Journey 3

The main cast of 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island'

Journey 2 director Brad Peyton and screenwriting duo Brian and Mark Gunn are already signed on to return for the third Journey movie. The ending of the second franchise installment set the stage for another fantastical, Jules Verne literature-inspired adventure that involves not only Hutcherson and Johnson’s characters, but also those played by Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzmán. Whether or not the latter two stars will also be back in Journey 3, remains to be seen.

The third Journey movie will undoubtedly replicate the lucrative formula of its predecessors by offering a mix of cheesy 3D visuals, clean humor, and a simple adventure storyline that appeals foremost to the 10 and under crowd. Adding a charismatic leading man like Johnson to the mix helped make Journey 2 an improvement on its predecessor – and an overall serviceable film for the whole family – so Johnson’s likely return for Part 3 reads as a good thing (for what that’s worth).

Look for Journey 3 to hit theaters (undoubtedly, in 2D and 3D) sometime in 2014.

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Source: The Wrap

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  1. i would rather see the rock in the expendables 3 or some other action film. he can do kid films once hes to old for action

  2. I hope The Rock doesn’t do Journey 3.

    I mean, I thought that after Journey 2, The Rock wouldn’t do anymore kids films.

    I am happy that he is starting to do more action movies for example like Hercules, Ciudad and Fast and Furious 6.

    He was awesome in Fast Five, a great comeback to the action gerne.

    The fight scene between him and Vin Diesel was awesome and the best part of the movie.

    It is great that he returning for Fast and Furious 6.

  3. Hi Dwayne Johnson.
    I am from Thailand.
    I like all of your movies.
    I think the Scorpion King is #1!
    I would like do you to come visit Thailand.
    I think you are # 1!

  4. Would be great to see same cast from Journey 2 in #3! It wouldn’t be the same if other actors played those roles. What i’d like to know is will Brendan Fraser will be returning too? @ end of second movie the grandfather said the trip would be for the whole family. That should include him too imo

  5. I think that they should incorporate the Lost City of Atlantis in one of these movies. I was anticipating it after seeing the end of Journey 1 where Brandon Frasier hands Sean the book on Atlantis.

    • It was in the 2nd movie, remember that’s the city the grandfather Alexander took them to when he promised to show them something that would take their breath away. “Alexander leads the party to the lost city of Atlantis which is usually submerged into the ocean, and he had calculated that the island sinks once every 140 years.” The city of Atlantis is on the mysterious island where both Treasure Island and Gulliver’s Travels took place.

      side note:
      This was my favorite movie out of the sequel so far- it was light hearted and funny from beginning to end. And personally I love when an actor isn’t afraid to jump genres, it keeps them interesting. And I really hope both Dwayne Johnson and Brendan Fraser return for the third movie! I can’t wait to see a trailer or teaser!!!

      • Very True. Same Here. Waiting for J3 ;)
        Love to see “The Rock” in those kind of movies.

    • They did incorporate Atlantis. It said it has a 140 year cycle for the island. 70 years above 70 years below. That city that Sean’s granddad showed them and that’s how Hank noticed the liquid faction. Actually watch the movie several times to get all the scenes imprinted in you mind. I could actually recite the whole movie by now

    • Pay attention

  6. is there any new news coming out soon for this? just curious

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