Every Upcoming Dwayne Johnson Film & TV Show
Here’s a list of all the upcoming Dwayne Johnson films and TV shows. Few actors appear to be as eager to add new projects to their schedules as The Rock is these days. Prior to his retirement from the WWE in 2004, Johnson had begun acting, but it wasn’t until he joined the Fast & Furious franchise in 2011’s Fast Five that Johnson really hit his stride as a movie star. He’s since become one of Hollywood’s more consistently bankable names, at a time when audiences are more invested in franchises than A-listers. The Rock has spent much of the last decade starring in crowd-pleasing four-quadrant action films. He hasn’t completely avoided other types of projects (see: Pain & Gain), but they are clearly the exceptions. Given how meticulously Johnson has honed his brand over the years, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when he was far more adventurous with his career choices, even working with eccentric directors like Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko).
Currently, he’s much more likely to work with the same trusted studio hands over and over, and based on box office results, it’s difficult to argue with his approach.That will be the case for the foreseeable future, even as Johnson works to add more IPs and franchises to his resume. Simultaneously, he intends to try his hand at some prestigious fare, all while venturing into the realm of streaming with his first Netflix exclusives. Here’s a list of everything he has on his to-do list right now.DC League Of Super-PetsDC League of Super-Pets is one of two DC films in which The Rock will appear in 2022. It is an animated effort that, as one might expect, will focus on the pets of DC’s popular superheroes. Johnson will play Krypto the Superdog, the Man of Steel’s devoted four-legged companion. That’s a fun choice, as many people wondered how he’d fare as Superman in live-action. Kevin Hart, Johnson’s friend and frequent collaborator, is also on board, voicing Batman’s dog Ace.Beyond that, there are few plot and character details, but big names like Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Jameela Jamil, and Keanu Reeves have been cast in unknown roles. DC League of Super-Pets will be released in theatres on May 20, 2022.
Black Adam The Rock has been attached to play DC villain-turned-antihero Black Adam in a film since 2008, five years before the DCEU began with Man of Steel. During that time, the project shifted from a Shazam! spinoff to a Black Adam solo film, with the goal of introducing Johnson’s DCEU character before he and Zachary Levi’s costumed crime-fighter potentially clashed on the big screen in Shazam 3.The film will reunite Johnson with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra and Rampage co-writer Adam Sztykiel, as well as cinematographer Lawrence Sher (who just received his first Oscar nomination for bringing the Joker’s vision of Gotham City to gorgeously grimy life). Black Adam takes off in theatres.Young Rock Season 2 Between his days as a professional wrestler (he was born into a famous Samoan wrestling family) and his film and television career, The Rock has had an interesting life.Season 1 of Young Rock, a biographical show about Johnson’s formative years that will air on NBC in early 2021, gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look. Every episode features The Rock himself, as the story is framed as a look back at his life before a fictional presidential run in the 2032 election. Young Rock was well received by critics and audiences alike, and was renewed for a second season, which will most likely premiere in either the fall of 2021 or the spring of 2022.Hobbs & Shaw 2 In-between developing new franchises and star vehicles, Johnson continues to devote his attention to plotting out the next chapters in his already-established properties. That includes Hobbs & Shaw 2, a sequel to the hit Fast & Furious spinoff featuring Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.The Rock has confirmed Hobbs & Shaw 2 is in development, and it’s expected to pay off the tease in the first movie by revealing the mysterious Director of the cyberterrorist organization Eteon. It’s also believed the film will bring back the new Fast & Furious team introduced in Hobbs & Shaw – including, Vanessa Kirby as Shaw’s MI6 agent sister Hattie and Eiza González as the thief Madame M, along with Kevin Hart and Reynolds as the comic relief Air Marshal Dinkley and CIA agent Victor Locke – in an expanded capacity.Jumanji 4 The fourth Jumanji film (and the third to star Johnson) is still in the works, much like Hobbs & Shaw 2. The sequel is likely to expand on the credits scene from Jumanji: The Next Level, which showed animals from the enchanted Jumanji video game running wild in the real world. Johnson and Hart will almost certainly reprise their roles as game avatars in Jumanji 4, along with Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and, most likely, The Next Level’s Awkwafina.Johnson and series director Jake Kasdan have also confirmed that The Next Level’s villain Jurgen the Brutal (Rory McCann) is a playable avatar, potentially paving the way for his return in the next instalment. Not to mention, with Jumanji creatures escaping the game, the movie may bring the avatars and their players face-to-face for the first time.