Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The WWE wrestler took Hollywood by storm when he made an appearance in 'The Mummy Returns' and he hasn't stopped working in Hollywood since. He's done everything from fight Christopher Walken to dress up as a tooth fairy. But he has yet to play a superhero. Is that about to change?
"Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?"
The Rock's catchphrase completely applies to this brand new set photo from Michael Bay's new movie 'Pain and Gain.' And yes, the BBQing in a strange way involves how incredibly badass Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is once again (as if you need another example). And no, you won't believe what The Rock is actually cooking.
We smell what "The Rock" is cooking and it's a new reality TV series, titled 'The Hero.' Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and producing partner, Dany Garcia are currently developing the "global adventure" series at Electus, the same studio that's giving us another season of 'Mob Wives' and the Michael Buble Christmas Special.
It's amazing what Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can do to a franchise. Post 'Fast Five' we've seen him come into a number of different sequels and - for the most part - get audiences excited. Without his presence, would people be as hopped up for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'? There are two new foreign TV spots for the film, check them out.
It was a good idea replacing Brendan Fraser for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the sequel to 2008's 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'. While Fraser did prove he could sell the first ('Journey 1' pulled in $242 million worldwide on a $60 million budget) and pleased most critics (62% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' has managed to pull in $242 million worldwide and is still selling out internationally. Why? People love The Rock. This is the only actor who can star in a movie called 'Tooth Fairy' and make it a box office success. The Rock will make you see his movie.