Walking marble statue, business genius, and stupidly nice guy Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson cannot be stopped. Formerly the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, the builder of blockbusters continues to spark anything he puts his name to, and that includes the three films that he had set for release this year, alone.
Besides redirecting missiles in Fate of the Furious (because he can), Johnson also lent his talents to his upcoming big-screen adaptation of Baywatch, alongside Zac Efron, and is getting his game face on in the jungle alongside Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Some might be met with mixed reactions but there’s no doubt the Brahma Bull provides a golden seal of approval that very few actors can create. So besides the ones we’ve already seen, what else has The Rock got rolling into cinemas for the next few years? Glad you asked.
Here’s 15 Movies You Didn’t Know Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Will Star In Next.
15. Shazam (2019)
DC fans know the story of schoolboy Billy Batson, who is blessed with the godly powers of transforming into The World’s Mightiest Mortal, Shazam! Johnson joined the ranks shortly after being given first dibs on taking either the titular hero, or his long-time foe and antihero Black Adam. The Rock chose to play the tortured fallen hero for a change.
While the idea of Johnson playing the film’s big bad with a glint of good is promising, there are still concerns for a project that’s been wrought with issues since its inception. Original Peter Segal said “so long” to Shazam! a while ago, and there’s also the concerning hiccup of no one stepping in yet to take the lead role; someone who can stand toe-to-toe with Johnson’s charisma and presence, and share the screen with the box-office behemoth.
Recently Johnson deemed Armie Hammer as a good choice for Shazam!, but The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Free Fire star has teased fans about taking up the Green Lantern, instead. Whoever gets the gig, we wish them the best of luck; whoever’s on the receiving end of a hit from The Rock better hit back just as hard.
14. Fighting With My Family (2018)
Produced by Johnson and directed by co-Office creator, Stephen Merchant, Fighting With My Family is based on the documentary of the same name that caught the Rock’s attention a while back and has become a passion project ever since. The film will tell the true story of the Bevis family, whose entire household have made a career for themselves as pro-wrestlers, with one that even has joined the ranks of WWE’s finest.
At the head of the table (right before he throws someone through it), sits Ian Bevis aka Ricky Knight (Nick Frost) and his wife Julia Hamer-Bevis, who goes by the stage name of Sweet Saraya (Lena Headey). There’s also their son Zak (A United Kingdom’s Jack Lowden) aka Zak Zodiac, and Saraya-Jade Bevis, who went onto achieve worldwide fame as WWE champ Paige (she’ll be played by Florence Pugh of The Falling).
Vince Vaughn has also joined the cast, and even Mr. Johnson confirmed that he’d be cameoing at some point, as well. He’ll also be on hand to lend his own wise words of wisdom alongside the real Bevis family, which should hopefully give the film an edge when this eclectic cast come to blows and body slams later this year.