The Rock’s Recent Ventures
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been a prominent figure in Hollywood for years, having appeared in numerous blockbusters, including Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2021), the Fast & Furious franchise, Jumanji (2017), San Andreas (2015), Gridiron Gang (2006), and The Scorpion King (2002). The actor was recently set to reprise his role as Maui in a live-action adaptation of the movie Moana (2016), which he announced alongside The Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger, during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting last month.
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However, things haven’t been going Johnson’s way recently. The actor starred in the Warner Bros. DC Universe film Black Adam (2022), a colossal failure at the box office, and his big sequel was subsequently canceled. On top of that, Johnson was named a defendant in a $3 billion lawsuit alleging kidnapping, alongside many other defendants, including various police departments and banks.
Dwayne Johnson Not Joining Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise
According to a recent report by Essentially Sports, Dwayne Johnson will not replace Johnny Depp in the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. While this has yet to be confirmed by Disney or Johnson, it makes sense, given that the actor is already set to star in other Disney projects, including the live-action Moana and a potential Jungle Cruise sequel.
Johnny Depp’s Potential Return to Disney
Many fans wonder if Johnny Depp is set to return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise after all. While nothing has been confirmed, there doesn’t seem to be much enthusiasm about a reunion between Depp and Disney. Whether the two parties can put aside their differences to make another franchise installment remains to be seen.
Why was Dwayne Johnson not cast in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise?
While it has yet to be confirmed by Disney or Johnson, it is believed that the actor was not cast in the next franchise installment due to his involvement in other Disney projects, including the live-action Moana and a potential Jungle Cruise sequel.
Will Johnny Depp return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise?
While nothing has been confirmed, it remains to be seen whether Depp and Disney can put aside their differences to make another franchise installment.
What is the $3 billion lawsuit against Dwayne Johnson about?
Dwayne Johnson, alongside many other defendants, including various police departments and banks, is being sued by Trenesha Biggers, also known as Rhaka Khan, for alleged kidnapping during her former TNA and WWE days.