He has a busy year ahead of him.
There is literally no rest for this wrestling star turned actor, who returned to WWE Raw this week (though not as part of the actual show) to shoot a scene for his upcoming wrestling movie 'Fighting with My Family'. Last year wasn't the biggest year for the star; he only appeared in two movies ('Central Intelligence' and 'Moana'), but he's certainly making up for it now.
Dwayne Johnson is a busy man this year
Here are all the known upcoming movie projects from Dwayne Johnson:
Baywatch (May 26th 2017)
Seth Gordon's big screen comedy adaptation of the popular TV series of the same name, Dwayne Johnson stars alongside Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach. Stars of the original 80s TV series Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff are also expected to make cameos, though Johnson is in the role of the Hoff's lifeguard character Mitch Buchanan.
The Fate of the Furious (April 14th 2017)
Vin Diesel goes head to head with Dwayne in the eighth installment of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise, and the latter's third appearance overall. He plays DSS Agent Luke Hobbs who may have been fair on Dom and his pals in the psat, but wants to bust him now that he's apparently gone rogue. F. Gary Gray directs the new movie which is out in Spring.
Jumanji (December 22nd 2017)
He might not be Robin Williams, but we have faith that Dwayne Johnson will do a pretty good job leading the cast of the all-new remake of this 1995 classic adventure. His character is one from the game itself; the aptly named Dr. Smolder Bravestone; who bands together with genius Moose Finbarr (Kevin Hart), Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) and warrior Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan).
Rampage (April 20th 2018)
The first of three upcoming projects with director Brad Peyton (the others being 'San Andreas 2' and 'Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon'), 'Rampage' is based on the 1986 arcade game of the same name. Dwayne's role in the film is as yet unknown, but he will be starring opposite Naomie Harris and Joe Manganiello.
Fighting with My Family
The actor has just begun filming for this comedy drama based on the Channel 4 documentary about the British WWE wrestler Paige, who comes from a family of professional wrestlers. Directed by Stephen Merchant and co-starring Vince Vaughn, it's unclear as of yet whether or not Dwayne will play himself as The Rock in the movie.
Shazam! (April 5th 2019)
First of all, both DC and Marvel Comics have a Captain Marvel in their catalogue of superheros. DC are bringing their version, under the nickname Shazam, to the big screen soon with Dwayne Johnson in it as supervillain Black Adam. David F. Sandberg is rumoured to be directing, but so far it's not known who will play the titular character.
As you probably could have guessed, a spin-off film focusing solely on Dwayne Johnson's character is expected to follow Shazam. Though there's even less information regarding this film, it seems Black Adam will be more seen as an anti-hero than a supervillain.
San Andreas 2
The sequel to the 2015 disaster movie, Dwayne is back as Los Angeles Fire Department Air Rescue pilot Raymond Gaines for probably yet another death-defying adventure. The last movie saw him set out to rescue his estranged wife and daughter after a devasting earthquake hits along the San Andreas Fault line.
Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon
Hank Parsons is back after making his 'Journey' debut in the 2012 sequel 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island', and it seems this time his journey will go into space. He's the stepfather of protagonist Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and also a skilled Navy code breaker.
Dwayne Johnson plays the titular character in Shane Black's ('Kiss Kiss Bang Bang', 'Iron Man 3') new superhero adventure. The character is widely credited as the original superhero, having first appeared in is a fictional character originally published in pulp magazines in the 30s. The character was first portrayed on screen in 1975's 'Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze'.
Big Trouble in Little China
Finally (at least for now), the actor is rumoured to appear in the modern reboot of the 1986 fantasy martial arts movie 'Big Trouble in Little China', which originally starred Kurt Russell. Dwayne Johnson will be playing truck driver Jack Burton, and the script has been penned by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
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