'The Rock' In 'Terminator 5'? Rumor Has Dwayne Johnson Possibly Joining Arnold Schwarzenegger For Sequel
From the files of internet speculation comes this gem about Dwayne Johnson possibly starring with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the recently fast-tracked "Terminator 5." According to WWE Examiner, "one version of the script is being produced specifically for The Rock himself."
HuffPost Entertainment reached out to Johnson's representatives to confirm the WWE Examiner report about "Terminator 5"; this post will be updated with their response.
That Johnson would potentially lend his name to "Terminator 5" is hardly surprising. In the last three years, the 41-year-old star has breathed life to fledgling blockbuster series like "Fast and Furious," "The Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "G.I. Joe."
""We call him franchise Viagra," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu said earlier this year. "He comes in and he elevates everything, not just physically, but energy-wise."
Johnson, an avid social media user, made no mention of this "Terminator 5" report on his Twitter page. The star is currently filming "Hercules" with Brett Ratner. (Yes, Johnson is playing Hercules.)
This, of course, wouldn't be the first time The Rock and Schwarzenegger appeared together onscreen. There was also this four-second moment from "The Rundown"
The Rock In Terminator 5
The Rock vs. Terminator?
Earlier this week, it was reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might not compete in WrestleMania 30 come next April in New Orleans. That may be because the actor will be joining Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of Terminator 5.
With Schwarzenegger confirming his involvement in the action sequel, Examiner reports that Johnson is now being considered for the role of T5's next sinister machine. More over, one source close to the project's Annapurna Films says that one version of the script is being written specifically for Johnson himself.
Not only that, the source continues, but T5 may actually be a prequel set in the time of Sarah Connor's parents, with The Rock hunting them down. According to Examiner, "Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger's remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today's standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination."
However, this is merely speculation at this point, but the insider notes that T5 could very well be drastically different from any Terminator film we've seen before.
The Rock vs. Terminator
Can The Rock save the Terminator franchise? Do you even want him to?The news of Paramount's purchase of the Terminator franchise was met with a resounding "just let it die already." But how does adding The Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson make you feel? Bewildered? Betrayed? Is ANYONE EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVIE?
WWE Examiner is reporting that Dwayne Johnson is being heavily courted to join the Terminator franchise. We can only assume it will be as a Terminator, otherwise why would you cast someone who is built like a brick shithouse? The source even says production could start as early as this January. Jesus that's soon; let's hope they have a better story than "magical orphan and her bag of never-ending timely props helps Kyle Reese."
So I turn to you, dear readers — how do you fix this franchise?
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