Easily one of the busiest guys in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson‘s name is being attached to yet another project. Still basking in a strong second place finish last weekend for his film Central Intelligence against Pixar heavyweight Finding Dory, it would not be unusual to see Johnson get further movie offers given his star-power. Here’s the rub: can this man fit anything else into his already jam-packed schedule? Not only is he averaging about three movies a year, he’s also got a series on HBO, not to mention the occasional wrestling appearance and a family to raise. Perhaps what Johnson needs is an alterego that comes out when the moon is full…
Buried in a report by Deadline discussing how Son Of Shaolin, an upcoming graphic novel being co-written by Johnson, has been optioned by Sony, is a mention of Universal Studios‘ reboot of The Wolf Man and how they have an eye on Johnson to star as the title character. This is relevant because Sony would like Johnson to appear in Shaolin in some capacity, but he’s got the busiest slate of projects of just about any actor in Hollywood. Presently, Johnson is working on Fast & Furious 8, which will likely be followed by the Jumanji reboot with Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart. After that, it’s a coin toss between Doc Savage with Shane Black, the San Andreas sequel, two more follow-ups to Journey to the Centre of the Earth, or possibly that Rampage movie based on the arcade game. Playing Black Adam in Shazam! is also in the mix for Johnson.
So where does that leave Wolf Man? Well there may be some time on that for Johnson’s schedule to free up. Presently, the only name attached is screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), but we know that Universal is eager to get its shared Universal Monsters universe off the ground. The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise as the human fighting the Mummy, will be release next summer, and that movie will also feature Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Meanwhile Universal has eyes on Johnny Depp for the Invisible Man and Angelina Jolie as the Bride of Frankenstein. Universal has saved a date in 2018 and 2019 for the two Monster movies to follow The Mummy. Johnson will likely have some free time by then.
Central Intelligence is now in theaters; Johnson’s next project, the Disney animated Moana is scheduled to be released this November.