If you thought you would be able to literally rock the vote in 2020, think again. Dwayne Johnson appeared on The Graham Norton Show recently and hilariously revealed why his chances of running for office are now pretty slim. While we won’t give it all away — you’ll just have to watch the clip to find out — we will say his reasoning has something to do with his Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart. Watch the video above and trust us, you’ll want to see the face Rebel Wilson gives him at the end.
Is it just us or is Dwayne Johnson looking extra good on his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle press tour? From his salt and pepper beard to his razor-sharp suits, there is just something so grown and sexy about Dwayne lately that we instantly dissolve every time we see him. Luckily for us, Dwayne still has a few more stops to go, so we’ll just be soaking up every delicious moment until the movie hits theaters on Dec. 20.
Dwayne Johnson has plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. The Jumanji actor took to Instagram to commemorate the festive holiday and reflect on his life before all of his success. «As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ’87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat,» he revealed. «We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it. And here we are today.»
Dwayne also took a moment to lighten the mood by joking about his Sexiest Man Alive title, which he recently lost to country singer Blake Shelton. «After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for,» he captioned the sweet photo of his beautiful family.
«Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table,» he teased. All jokes aside, Dwayne expressed his gratitude for his «big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana» and reminded everyone of what the true meaning of Thanksgiving is all about.
The ‘Rampage’ Trailer Asks: ‘Yes, But What If ‘Pacific Rim’ Was Rubbish And Dwayne Johnson Was Boring?’
‘Rampage’ was a pretty fun video game from the late 80’s. Its premise was simple: Giant monsters battle each other across various cityscapes. The monsters sustain damage—and so do the cities.
Movie producer: *snorts huge line of coke* ‘Well what the hell are we waiting for?!’
Those coke fantasies would be fulfilled in the late 2000’s, when the corporate kaiju known as Warner Bros. acquired the company that owned the rights to ‘Rampage’, Midway Games. Thus an inevitable movie was born.
Eventually Warner Bros. got three white dudes to write this masterpiece, got Dwayne Johnson to sign on the dotted line, and nabbed that bloke who made San Andreas with him to tag along for directing duties to actually film it. And here’s the trailer. Which if you can finish without almost nodding off then you have more resilience than me:
Tyrese Gibson is at it again, dragging Dwayne Johnson all over social media. Why? Because the Johnson and Jason Statham spinoff of the Fast and Furious franchise is moving forward.
Hello world………. hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe…….. I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce — You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours……… close your eyes dude you’re a «Clown»…… #CandyAssBitchMade All my real one…. Men on integrity… my real ones out here stand UP…… folks that GP to the gym and get big naturally #NoJuice #NoOJ spin off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ…… pause notice who’s got his arms around my shoulder and who’s standing alone — #OurChildrenMatter
All of that to say that a Johnson and Statham spinoff is enough for him to walk away from the ridiculously successful franchise that still has two installments left. It seems short-sighted and like Gibson hasn’t really thought his «threat» through.
The actor makes an estimated $ 3-5 million dollars per movie since he joined the franchise in the fifth installment. He’s willing to drop that income just to make the studio choose between him and Johnson. Which would you choose: paying Gibson to appear in the last two F&F movies or basically printing your own money with the Statham and Johnson spinoff? Seems like a poor ultimatum to throw out.
Hobbs and Shaw will hit theaters on July 26, 2019, and Fast and Furious 9 will hit them April 10, 2020. This breaks with the tradition of every F&F movie coming out every two years. It’s not a big deal at all, right?
The Fast & Furious franchise is officially getting a spinoff — and no, it’s not a sequel to Tokyo Drift. It seems the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw characters in the last action film, Fate of the Furious, was enough to inspire Universal to center a new movie around the pair’s antics. Shaw, a former villain with a heart of gold, and Hobbs, a hardass U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent, will presumably team up without Dom Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) family of vehicle-savvy criminals to save the world from Charlize Theron’s zombie cars (just kidding, hopefully those are long gone).
No concrete deals have reportedly been made for the actors just yet, but a release date was recently solidified. The action-buddy comedy is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019, which caused a big delay in the premiere date for Fast 9, the upcoming addition to the Fast & Furious series. The move to push back Fast 9 to Easter weekend of 2020 immediately drew the ire of cast member Tyrese Gibson, who openly bashed Johnson’s decision to move forward with the spinoff at the detriment of the rest of the actors signed on to the ninth film. Johnson has yet to respond.
Universal has yet to name a director for the spinoff, but Variety reports that Shane Black is an early frontrunner. Black has plenty of experience directing big action properties, like Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon 4, and the upcoming Predator reboot. He’s also in the process of working on Doc Savage, which follows an Indiana Jones-esque adventurer in the 1930s, with Johnson attached to play the titular role.
There’s a good chance that you, or someone you know, loves Dwayne Johnson, and with the holidays coming up, what better time to start crossing names off your list? From WWE memorabilia to DVDs to apparel, we’ve got something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Get to shopping!
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Just when we thought Dwayne Johnson and his Fast and Furious costars had settled their beef, Tyrese comes along and adds more fuel to the fire. On Wednesday, Universal Pictures announced that Fast and Furious 9 has been pushed back from April 19, 2019, to April 10, 2020. While Universal didn’t disclose the reason for the change, Tyrese is pointing the finger at Dwayne.
Just in case you need a refresher, Dwayne shocked fans back in November 2016 when he called his male costars «candy asses» in a scathing post on social media. Even though we never found out who Dwayne was talking about or why the feud began, something tells us this may have something to do with it. Here’s everything we know about the situation.
Sept. 9, 2017: Dwayne Signs a Mysterious Business Deal
Secret weapon. Many productive meetings and big business deals have been sealed with a handshake at my GSD (Get Shit Done) table that’s inside my trailer. This table holds a lot of great mana (spirit/power) and energy. And if these wood slabs could talk… well it’s best they can’t talk for national security purposes. Great shot by @sevenbucksprod President @hhgarcia41 capturing our post meeting aftermath. #SecretWeapon #GSDTable #LetsGetShitDone ✔️
Following rumors that a Hobbs and Shaw spinoff was in the works, Dwayne shared an Instagram photo of himself signing a mysterious business deal on his «Get Sh*t Done» table.
Almost immediately after, Tyrese commented on Dwayne’s photo, warning him not to move forward with the Hobbs spinoff project. Tyrese then explained that he only commented on Dwayne’s «timeline» because Dwayne hadn’t responded to any of his text messages.
Sept. 12, 2017: Tyrese Still Hasn’t Gotten a Text Back
It seems Tyrese’s efforts went unnoticed, because a few days later, he was back at it again. Tyrese even posted a photo of the two at a past Fast and Furious premiere on Instagram, writing, «I don’t do email bruh. You got my cell same San Diego # hit me.»
Oct. 4, 2017: Fast and Furious 9 Gets Pushed Back
#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU — And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post — Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah….. it’s about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I’m just a passionate film critic
After Universal Pictures announced that it is pushing the release date for Fast and Furious 9 to 2020 (it was originally scheduled for release in 2019), Tyrese put the blame on Dwayne, calling him out in yet another scathing Instagram post.
Oct. 5, 2017: Universal Announces Fast and Furious Spinoff
With Fast and Furious 9 moved back to 2020, Universal officially confirmed that a Fast and Furious spinoff is in the works. The film, which will star Dwayne and Jason, is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019, and one person who probably won’t be watching it is Tyrese.
Following Universal’s announcement, Tyrese posted a photo of the «Fast Family» on Instagram, along with a message for Dwayne. «Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster………..,» Tyrese wrote. «I guess dreams do come true congratulations to @hhgarcia41 and @therock you guys are just amazing you really broke up the #FastFamily I tried to warn you guys… You thought I was hating…… I was simply fighting to keep the family together what makes us great is when you see us all TOGETHER we don’t fly solo….. #MyLastPost today….. I got 3 years of venting on this clown — They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie #OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen #RomanTej were offered a spin off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!»
Vin Diesel also shared a photo of his own on Instagram featuring Paul Walker and Tyrese and captioned it, «Brotherhood . . .»
Tyrese then reposted Vin’s snap on his page and changed the caption to read: «Never confuse determination with desperation….. What’s understood don’t have to be explained…… 44 million just got the memo…. Although it appears to be…. I’ve never been in this alone…….. #PerceptionVsReality #FastFamily like I said we don’t fly solo. President Obama’s integrity teachings is of a man who makes everyone feel like they MATTER…..»
Oct. 6, 2017: Dwayne Breaks His Silence
I ain’t got no worries, I sleep good at night cause I live and walk in my truth….. I didn’t get this far in my life and career from lacking determination and not being able to take a lick or 2……. South Central LA raised me and Hollywood and music pays me……. All is well cause the lord Jesus Christ is a mountain mover….. moving on
After Tyrese took one last jab at Dwayne when he posted a photo of himself sleeping in bed, Dwayne finally broke his silence on Twitter.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 6, 2017
Dwayne Johnson had a pretty f*cking busy year in 2016, and it seems he had absolutely no plans of slowing down this year. In addition to starring in two films, Baywatch and the Fate of the Furious, Dwayne will also be appearing in the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and has signed on for a handful of other movies, including Rampage, Skyscraper, and San Andreas 2. And just in case that wasn’t enough, Dwayne also recently launched an ad agency company with ex-wife Dany Garcia called Seven Bucks Creative and is even considering running for president. Meanwhile, we can’t even make it through Monday without complaining. Keep reading for a look back at Dwayne’s busy year.
After what feels like an eternity of getting tidbits about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, we now have two official trailers to obsess over. The sequel follows four high school students who stumble upon an old video-game console, which promptly sucks them inside the game’s jungle setting and literally transforms them into the adult avatars they initially chose (played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black). Although the references to Robin Williams’s Alan Parrish aren’t in the trailers, tons of pretty great one-liners from Hart and Johnson are, so check them out.