Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has already had a number of memorable movie roles, but it looks like he’s just barely getting started. The actor has quickly become one of the busiest guys in Hollywood, adding project after project to his increasingly jam-packed schedule in recent months.
The actor, who recently reprised his role in Fast 8 and also co-starred in the Baywatch reboot, currently has a slew of high-profile flicks in the works — most recently, confirming his long-rumored role as superhero Doc Savage. With his already ambitious pile of projects only growing (including several potential franchise starters), it’s clear that fans can expect to see plenty of Johnson on the big screen over the next few years. Here’s a closer look at six major movies that The Rock has coming our way.
1. Jumanji, December 22
The Rock confirmed that he will be starring in Sony’s upcoming remake of Jumanji last year. At the time, the actor also revealed that he’s working on “edging up an already very good script,” earlier drafts of which were written by Jeff Pinkner (LOST) and Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction). Kevin Hart and Jack Black have also joined the cast, as have Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas.
In addition to starring in the film, Johnson will also serve as a producer alongside Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming). Meanwhile, Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape) is set to direct the movie.
News of the reboot earned a somewhat mixed response among fans, many of whom are protective of the original film and its place in the career of its original star, the late Robin Williams. In response to the reaction, Johnson has confirmed that the latest version of Jumanji will pay tribute to Williams in a special way. “You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of ‘Alan Parrish’ will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way,” the actor wrote on Instagram.