'We haven't announced any casting yet,' Johns says. 'But Dwayne isn't going to be in this movie. He's still doing Black Adam, but he won't be in Shazam!'
On April 19, 2002, Johnson took his first tentative steps from wrestler to movie star when he headlined The Scorpion King, a feature film based around a character he had originated a year earlier in the opening sequence of The Mummy Returns. First some backstory: Johnson learned the Scorpion King would be getting his own feature after only a few days of shooting The Mummy Returns. “I had things coming up out of my body I could not even describe!” Fortunately, news of The Scorpion King standalone feature helped the medicine go down.
On opening day in the US, the Polynesian adventure has made a sturdy $15.6 million (£12.5 million). The film is also being hailed as a victory for Disney because it doesn’t feature a ‘Prince Charming’ character, something of a first for a so-called ‘Disney Princess’ movie. Members of the Polynesian community have been unhappy at the depiction of Maui in the movie, voiced by Dwanye Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson was the Rock, but is he also the Rock and the Roll? That’s the question our own Kevin Polowy set out to get answered when he attended the junket for the much-anticipated Disney animated film Moana.
Throughout election year, we asked dozens of actors which of their colleagues they’d like to see run for the president of the United States. One of the only names to come up multiple times was — no, not Snoop Dogg; sorry, Russell Crowe — Moana star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson, People‘s new Sexiest Man Alive, has a message to all his admirers: “You’re welcome.” That’s the tongue-in-cheek title of the song that Johnson’s character, the demi-god Maui, sings in Disney’s new animated film Moana (in theaters on Nov. 23). In celebration of the film’s Los Angeles premiere (and, perhaps, of his Sexiest Man title), the actor sang a duet of “You’re Welcome” on the red carpet last night with songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check it out below. ...
It seems not a day goes by without Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posting on social media, whether he’s sharing videos from a movie set, photos from the gym, or updates about his self-branded apps. With the debut of his latest film, Disney’s animated Moana, fast approaching, he’s going into overdrive with promotional efforts, including one where he insists you NOT look at all those tweets, Instagrams, or anything else that’s on your phone — at least for as long as you’re in a movie theater.
The left needs Donald Trump to go away yesterday, while the right feels the same about Hillary Clinton. Someone like… Oprah Winfrey or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? “Everyone keeps talking about The Rock for president,” said Scott Eastwood (Snowden).
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been named the world’s highest paid actor, and the internet savvy former WWE star wasted no time in sharing his success with his million and millions of fans. According to Forbes’ annual list, which calculates how much celebrities have earned between June-to-June, Johnson amassed $64.5 million during this period, which left him at Number 19 overall on the FORBES Celebrity 100.
With the news that Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach is to take on the role of CJ in the Dwanye Johnson-starring reboot of ‘Baywatch’ (the role originally played by Pamela Anderson), we thought it only right to have a little look at what the stars of the 80s lifeguard action series are getting up to these days.
Maui was the powerful Polynesian demi-god who used the jaw-bone of his ancestor to fish very islands from the depths of the ocean. The character, being voiced by Dwanye 'The Rock’ Johnson, himself of Polynesian lineage, was revealed last week in the first proper glimpse of the forthcoming animation (itself criticised because Disney decided to unveil the male character before the female of the title).
(Disney) A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And this week, Moana’s journey to the big screen kicked off with a two-second clip shown on the Disney Channel. Set to hit theaters in November, the animated Disney flick features newcomer Auli’i Cravalho — a 14-year-old Hawaiian girl — as the voice of the title character who’s on an epic ocean journey. She’s joined by a demigod named Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), and their adventures will feature music from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also wrote music with J.J.
Moana and Maui (Disney) A chance encounter led to a fairytale ending for 14-year-old Auli'i Cravalho, who was announced on Wednesday as the voice of Disney’s newest princess. Cravalho won the role of Moana, the brave young girl at the center of the upcoming animated film Moana, after first being spotted by a casting agent during a charity singing competition in Oahu according to People magazine. Rachel Sutton, the film’s casting director, says in a new video that Cravalho was the very last girl she saw during auditions — perhaps because she knew that the native Hawaiian, who lives in the town of Mililani, would be the one. “Moana is such an amazing character,” Cravalho told People.
In honor of 'San Andreas,' our totally fake preview for the most perfect disaster movie of all time
The Fast and the Furious series has earned well over $2 billion at the box office (a total it is furiously adding to with the record-breaking release of Furious 7), and the franchise has earned plenty of additional dough from product placement. The car brands are, of course, the most obvious — if it’s a model/make of a sports car that can be souped-up, it has been in a Fast and Furious movie, though the franchise has a special place for Dodge Chargers and Mitsubishis. Panasonic: The series wasted no time in revealing its willingness to show a little brand: Just 23 seconds into 2001’s The Fast and the Furious we see a truck-full of Panasonic electronics.
Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, and more talk about returning to work after the tragic death of their friend and co-star, Paul Walker.