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8 Dwayne Johnson Rumors We Hope Aren't True (And 9 We Hope Are)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the busiest man in Hollywood. Between updating his millions of fans on social media, appearing as a regular in the world of WWE, and generally being the nicest celebrity on the planet, it’s a wonder how he stars in any movies at all.

Yet, Johnson’s name is seemingly attached to every major Hollywood production going.

As one of the most bankable actor’s working today, having The Rock star in your movie all but guarantees that audiences will show up in droves. This is something that can no longer be said about the Hanks, Cruises, and Schwarzeneggers of this world.

Having first made his movie debut in The Mummy Returns, the former wrestler is now better known for his work on-screen than in the ring. Charisma, presence, and a knack of knowing what his audience wants has kept him on top.

Sure, there
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Skyscraper Featurette Goes Inside The Rock's Tribute to Die Hard

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for Skyscraper. Dwayne Johnson has undeniably set himself as one of the most bankable movie stars on the planet. Not only can he breath new life into franchises such as the Fast and Furious and Jumanji, but he also has a knack for getting audiences to turn up for his original works as well. Skyscraper certainly appears to be an homage to several action classics that have come before it, but it's an original movie coming out in the middle of a summer back with reboots, sequels and franchise fare. Now, we have a new look at the upcoming action flick.

The featurette showcases footage that was mostly used for the movie's second trailer, but the appeal comes from seeing The Rock discuss Skyscraper, alongside several of the producers as well as writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber. They give a window into the
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James Corden Tries to Start Beef Between Chris Pratt and The Rock During La Hike (Video)

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James Corden Tries to Start Beef Between Chris Pratt and The Rock During La Hike (Video)
Chris Pratt wrangles with dinosaurs in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” but on Wednesday, he had to face his greatest challenge yet — he had to accompany James Corden on a hike in Los Angeles.

During the “Late Late Show” skit, Corden came decked out in full gear which sent Pratt into a fit of laughter. He also had an empty bottle and mug in case they needed to drink their own urine at some point during the hike and brought along rolls — and rolls — of toilet paper.

“I’m blacking out,” Corden said after making it 60 feet.

Also Read: Chris Pratt Is Down for a 'Parks and Rec' Reboot: 'If I'm in Town, Yeah'

However, he managed to continue the journey and found plants he can eat, whipping out a bottle of salad dressing to complement the leaves.

To finish the hike, Pratt put on the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be
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Dwayne Johnson confirms work is underway on Jumanji 3

With Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle racking up over $960 million at the global box office following its December release, becoming Sony’s second biggest ever hit after Skyfall, it comes as no surprise that the studio is looking to fast track a sequel into theaters.

The follow up was announced in January, with Sony targeting a December 2019 release date, and now Dwayne Johnson has taken to Instagram to announce that work is underway on the sequel, with The Rock also confirming the return of director Jake Kasdan.

Although there’s been no official word on the cast for the as-yet-untitled Jumanji 3, an early teaser poster did feature silhouettes of Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, so presumably all four are on board to reprise their roles.

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The Rock Posts Hilarious Skyscraper-mpr Raccoon Mashup Poster

Earlier this week, social media users were captivated by a raccoon's amazing ascent up the 23-story Ubs Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota, who was dubbed #MPRRaccoon by Minnesota Public Radio (Mpr) reporters who had been following the story. Among them, apparently, was none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who used his considerable social media savvy to create a rather hilarious "cross-promotional" poster for his upcoming movie Skyscraper, hitting theaters on July 13. The poster is essentially the same as the previously-released one-sheet, but The Rock just happened to add a raccoon on his back, as he dangles from the edge of the Skyscraper. Here's what Johnson had to say in his Instagram post.

"*scroll left and haters will say it's photoshopped. They can't stop your shine homie

#MPRraccoon #Skyscraper"

The amazing saga of the Mpr Raccoon began on Monday, when construction workers noticed the raccoon just a few stories
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Gal Gadot Joins Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’

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Gal Gadot Joins Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’
Gal Gadot has joined the cast of Dwayne Johnson’s “Red Notice,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Rawson Marshall Thurber is directing the Universal film. Almost every major studio bid on rights to the action comedy, with Universal and Legendary winning out and handing The Rock his career-best paycheck of $22 million.

Red Notice” will be produced by Beau Flynn through his FlynnPictureCo. with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Production banner, along with Thurber, who is writing and directing. Thurber is said to receive an eight-figure salary while the project itself will cost upwards of $125 million.

Universal is aiming for a production start date on “Red Notice” in the spring of 2019, set for release on June 12, 2020.

Gadot is currently working on “Wonder Woman 2,” in which she will reprise her role as Diana Prince.
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Hollywood Is Only Hurting Itself by Playing Things Safe: How ‘Ocean’s 8’ and ‘Solo’ Prove Blockbusters Need Better Directors

Hollywood Is Only Hurting Itself by Playing Things Safe: How ‘Ocean’s 8’ and ‘Solo’ Prove Blockbusters Need Better Directors
When “Ocean’s Eleven” hit theaters in December of 2001, just 12 days before the release of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the film industry was about to face an existential dilemma. Hollywood has always been caught in a tug-of-war between risk and reward, but the emergence of digital technology — and the supposed “death” of mid-budget movies that it precipitated — was just starting to exert a strong new pull.

As the star system faded, the studios grew less inclined to shoot for the moon. Budgets grew, ambition shrank, and franchises that needed to perform on six continents just to break even began to inherit the Earth. Today, as the “Ocean’s” franchise has been exhumed with an anonymous director at the helm, the normalization of this process is complete. While “Ocean’s Eight” is due to perform well during its opening weekend, a recent wave of vanilla studio misfires — coupled with a
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‘211’ Review: Nicolas Cage Stars in an Inept Heist Thriller Even By Straight-to-vod Standards

‘211’ Review: Nicolas Cage Stars in an Inept Heist Thriller Even By Straight-to-vod Standards
Unwatchable even by the subterranean standards of a direct-to-video Nicolas Cage thriller, director York Shackleton’s “211” is the kind of low-grade schlock that leaves you with a newfound respect for the basic competence that most bad movies bring to the table. Not even the opening credits feel totally credible, as they insist the film is “based on a screenplay” by the filmmaker, a point of attribution that doubles as a brutal self-own.

These are but a few of the many haunting questions that loom over “211”: “What?,” the more existential “why?,” and of course “wait… how the hell did this movie about war profiteers in Afghanistan suddenly become a heartwarming story about a black teenager who learns how to stop worrying and love white cops?”

Also, when the film’s IMDb trivia page says that “Nicolas Cage read the script in 2014,” was that the only time? And finally: “What the hell is a ‘211,’ anyway?
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What Has Vanessa Marcil Been Up to Lately?

You might recognize Vanessa Marcil if you’re into daytime soap operas. She played the role Brenda Barrett up until 2013 and was one of the favorites of many that got to watch her repeatedly during her time on the show. She’s been in theater, film, and TV for a while now and while she hasn’t amassed as much in her career as others she has gone on to win several awards for her performances. She was also in The Rock alongside Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery, which could be called a feather in her cap so to speak. A lot

What Has Vanessa Marcil Been Up to Lately?
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How Rock rolls: Skyscraper is the future of film

Yes, it’s a remake of Die Hard. But it’s got The Rock in it. With half a leg missing

Sure, Die Hard is an Ok film. But it isn’t a great film, and I’ll tell you why: Bruce Willis. He just plays a regular guy in it, and that’s no fun. All the way through the film you’re forced to relate to him, and how all the odds are stacked against him, and wonder how you’d fare in such an extraordinary situation. It’s so exhausting.

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‘Die Hard’ At 30: Why The Bruce Willis Classic Remains Timeless

Die Hard turns 30 this year. The 1988 action film, which stars Bruce Willis as everyday cop John McClane, gets a sparkling anniversary home release this week, debuting on 4K Ultra Blu-ray for the first time, while also appearing in a special five-movie steelbook pack for the absolute completist collectors out there. But why does this high-octane, and very simple action film still resonate with audiences to this day?

Die Hard sees New York City police officer John McClane arrive in sunny Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. He’s there to make a surprise visit to his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who has transferred to California because of work – taking McClane’s two kids with her. Using the services of newbie chauffer Argyle (De’voreaux White), McClane rolls up to the Nakatomi Plaza in downtown Los Angeles where a party is in full swing for employees before they all venture off to
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Dwayne Johnson stars in new Skyscraper trailer

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the Dwayne Johnson-headlined action thriller Skyscraper. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thruber, the film sees The Rock starring alongside Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller and Chin Han as he battles a group of terrorists who take over a new highly advanced and secure office building. Watch it here…

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.

Skyscraper is set for release
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Michael Bay is Making a Movie for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds to Star

Michael Bay is Making a Movie for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds to Star
Michael Bay, the director of great trash and bad trash (most of the Transformers movies) alike, has always been the kind of filmmaker who shoots his films for the biggest, loudest screens possible. Good or bad or something in-between, his films have been blockbusters in the truest sense of the word – […]

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10 People Dwayne Johnson Is Still Close Friends With & 5 He Doesn’t Talk To Anymore

Successful at pretty much everything he does, Dwayne Johnson exudes so much charisma that he seems infinitely watchable. A trait that appears to hold true in person, it seems like everyone wants to have a little bit of The Rock in their life. No matter how in demand the man clearly is, however, he still has managed to build some extremely close relationships. That said, there are other people that have played a part in his life that he no longer interacts with regularly, in some cases due to negative feelings between them.

In order for someone to be considered for possible inclusion on this list, they either need to have a close friendship with The Rock or seem to no longer be a big part of his life. For the purposes of this list, it makes no difference whatsoever how the person in question first became a part of The Rock’s life.
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Watch: Chris Hemsworth Thanks ‘Infinity War’ Moviegoers & Trolls The Rock

There's nothing quite like celebrities taking shots at each other on social media, especially when it's all in good fun (and sometimes even when it is not), which is exactly what happened between Chris Hemsworth and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on Twitter today. Here's what you need to know: yesterday, Hemsworth posted a video thanking all of the fans who went out to see Avengers: Infinity War, and he did so all while doing bicep curls because (as he mentions) when The Rock does his social media vids he's always in the gym. Observe: Avengers now …
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Dwayne Johnson's Mother's Day Tribute to Girlfriend Lauren Hashian Is Amazing

Dwayne Johnson's Mother's Day Tribute to Girlfriend Lauren Hashian Is Amazing
We all pretty much know The Rock rocks and he just proved his super status yet again... Dwayne Johnson hopped on his Instagram and wrote quite the novella to his lady love, Lauren Hashian, whom he has two daughters with.  Along with a sweet photo of his longtime love with their girls, 2-year-old Jasmine and newborn Tiana, the beloved actor wrote a rather lengthy post to his own beloved, "Happy Mother's Day to my main squeeze @laurenhashianofficial, holding my little main squeeze, Jasmine Lia, who's holding my tiniest main squeeze, Tiana Gia - both our daughter's middle names are in honor of their great grandmothers, Lia and Giavanna." The 46-year-old actor, who has been with...
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That Was Y&R Alum John Enos Playing Roger on Days Of Our Lives

Soap fans might have thought Roger Taylor looked familiar in recent episodes of Days Of Our Lives, and that’s because he was played by John Enos! The actor, best known to daytime viewers as Bobby Marsino on The Young & The Restless was orignally tapped for the role of the Elvis impersonator as part of the mystery surrounding the return of Will Horton to the soap. “So much fun with Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Deidre Hall (Marlena),” the actor tweeted. Enos might also be familiar from his primetime roles. In the mid-‘90s, he played Bobby Parezi on Melrose Place, and could be seen in guest appearances on series like Sex And The City, NYPD Blue, CSI: NY and Gotham. The actor has also appeared on the silver screen in films like Death Becomes Her, Demolition Man, The Rock, and Blade. But soap fans remember him as strip club owner Bobby Marsino on Y&R,
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The Rock's Fast and Furious Spin-Off Gets a New Summer Release Date

The Rock's Fast and Furious Spin-Off Gets a New Summer Release Date
Those excited to see Dwayne Johnson back as agent Hobbs in the upcoming Fast and Furious Spin-Off alongside Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw are going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Emphasis on the little bit part. Universal has bumped back the release date of the spin-off by one week, meaning it will come out just a bit later in the summer season next year. The movie is now set to arrive on August 2, 2019.

This moves the flick from its previous, July 26, 2019, release date. The Fast and Furious spin-off would have been all alone on its previous weekend, which is what makes this release date shift a little bit surprising. In its new date, The Rock will be duking it out at the box office with Dora The Explorer, of all things, as Paramount is releasing the live-action take on the Nickelodeon series on the same day.
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Cannes: Francesca Eastwood Joins Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 'Wake Up' (Exclusive)

A trio of names have been added to the cast of mystery thriller Wake Up, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Francesca Eastwood, star of M.F.A. and a former Miss Golden Globe thanks to her father Clint Eastwood, Malik Yoba (Cool Runnings) and William Forsythe (Halloween, The Rock) have joined the film from Vmi Worldwide and Archer Films. Vmi is screening select material to buyers in Cannes.

The story centers around a John Doe (Meyers) who wakes up in Oklahoma in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he is and soon finds that he’s wanted by the police for a...
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Dwayne Johnson Was Paid $1 Million Just to Plug His Upcoming Movie on Instagram and Twitter

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Dwayne Johnson Was Paid $1 Million Just to Plug His Upcoming Movie on Instagram and Twitter
Dwayne Johnson asked for a $1 million fee to promote Universal Pictures’ upcoming film “Red Notice” on his social media handles as part of his hefty paycheck for the film.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the actor scored a $21 million base pay for the film after almost every major studio bid on rights to the action comedy “Red Notice,” with Universal and Legendary winning out and handing The Rock his career-best paycheck. The actor also asked for $1 million as part of the package to share promotional content on his social media platforms, bringing his total up to $22 million.

Johnson’s fee is not surprising, given that he has over 105 million followers on Instagram, and almost 13 million on Twitter. He also has become known for breaking exclusive casting and shooting news, as well as trailers, for his projects, like “Jungle Cruise,” “Skyscraper” and his most recent blockbuster, “Rampage.”

Also Read: 'Rampage' Star Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia Share Their Trailblazing Plan for Hollywood Dominance (Exclusive)

Red Notice” will be produced by Beau Flynn through his FlynnPictureCo. with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Production banner, along with Rawson Marshall Thurber, who is writing and directing. Thurber is said to receive an eight-figure salary while the project itself will cost upwards of $125 million.

Universal is aiming for a production start date on “Red Notice” in the spring of 2019, which means it will hopefully be released in 2020.

Also Read: Dwayne Johnson's 'Jumanji' Becomes Sony's Highest-Grossing Film Ever

Universal had no comment. Representatives for Johnson did not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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