Though he’s done the occasional comedy, physicality has often been a part of the former WWE star’s m.o.. From The Scorpion King and Walking Tall, to the Fast and Furious films and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, plenty of bodies have hit the ground in Johnson’s presence. And given the fact that Johnson is in as good a shape as ever, there’s plenty more ass-kicking to come, including his long-awaited turn as DC supervillain Black Adam.
Johnson’s new film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle combines comedy and physical action for Johnson, as well as a video game element, where four teens are pulled into the virtual world of a retro video game and become the avatars of the characters they are playing. In a new interview clip for the film posted by Twitter user Sindar Oath, Johnson answers a question about which real celebrity he would pull into the world of Jumanji if he had the chance, and Johnson takes things a step further and makes it a dream scenario for Black Adam. He says:
“Here’s the thing: It’s not just one celebrity I’d pull in. No, no, no, no. I will pull them all in. The all who I’m talking about is The Avengers. I’d pull all of them in. All of them need their ass kicked! ‘Cause it’s DC, baby! That’s how we roll. Black Adam!”
Now, hopefully before Marvel fans get ready to marshal their forces for an all-out social media assault on The Rock, they will take a step back and realize that the actor is playfully engaging in a game of trash-talking showmanship. That’s something that The Rock clearly hasn’t forgotten how to do since his WWE days, either.
True, he has an affinity for DC because of his connection to Black Adam, but clearly Johnson doesn’t bear any ill-will toward his comic book movie counterparts. He’s just having fun not only promoting Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and layering in his excitement for playing Black Adam – whenever that will be (for the time being, the character is not in the upcoming Shazam! movie).
Source: Sindar Oath
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