This weekend, as he normally does, Dwayne Johnson went on Instagram to say goodbye to his most recent movie shoot and say hello to the next thing in his pipeline (seriously, the only time this guy sleeps must be when he is flying from one movie location to another). And while it’s worth noting that Johnson thanked many of the Fast 8 cast and crew excluding Vin Diesel — the feud lives on! — it was another small comment about his upcoming production of Jumanji that turned a few heads.
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Stop what you’re doing; there has been a major development in #CandyAssGate. The ‘Fast 8' beef ignited by Dwayne Johnson earlier this week has gotten more intense now that Tyrese Gibson has thrown himself into the hot fire of candy ass drama. Gibson has taken a side in what appears to be a war between Johnson and Diesel.
In what has been the quickest turn around of celebrity drama maybe ever, Dwayne Johnson has now addresses his ‘Fast 8' drama with a new, enlightened perspective.
The mystery that plagued the internet for one whole day has now been solved.
Back when he was a full-time pro wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson built his reputation on his inspired mic work, and particularly the inventive way he insulted his opponents. Guys who dared challenge his WWE supremacy were “jabronis” and “roody poo candy asses.” Said candy asses would face the wrath of a smackdown, verbal and otherwise. He’d ask them a question, like “What’s your name?” then interrupt before they could answer. (“It doesn’t matter what your name is!!”) Or Johnson would tell them to grab something and stick it straight up their candy asses. (You may begin to sense a theme here.)
First he was the Rock. Now Dwayne Johnson is the Eagle.
Few movie stars understand the power of social media quite as well as Dwayne Johnson. Whether he’s using his Instagram account to announce upcoming projects or putting together a teaser trailer for a brand new YouTube channel, the artist formerly known as The Rock takes every chance he can to connect with his fans and give them a chance to see what life is like for one of Hollywood’s most in-demand movie stars.
In one of Dwayne Johnson’s many (many, many, many) recent Instagram updates, the seemingly immortal actor promised that he’s assembling a killer lineup for the Jumanji reboot. He’s kept his word so far, as Jack Black is set to co-star in the upcoming film, which reunites Johnson with Central Intelligence pal Kevin Hart. Today brings word of yet another prospective addition in the form of a Jonas brother.
Oh, we’re sorry, did you think HBO would give up its partnership with one of the world’s last true movie stars? Whatever your take on the football-fueled Ballers (it’s definitely less obnoxious than Entourage), HBO and Dwayne Johnson have officially laid down a Season 3 renewal for next year.
Thanks to the trailers for Moana, you’re already well-acquainted with the eponymous hero from Disney’s epic new adventure — and her demigod companion, voiced by Dwayne Johnson. As for the rest of the cast…well, we haven’t really met them just yet, but Disney has released several new photos along with character details to help shed some light on Moana’s friends and family. Oh, and there’s a villain, too.