John Carpenter: No one involved with Dwayne Johnson's Big Trouble In Little China remake "gives a shit about me and my movie"

Amid the thousand or so projects he’s working on at any given moment—which currently include Jungle Cruise, Fast And Furious spin-off Hobbs And Shaw, Black Adam, a Jumanji sequel, and his controversial decision to play black folk hero John Henry for Netflix—you’d be forgiven for letting a few of Dwayne Johnson’s…

The Rock to lead a shared universe of old-timey folk heroes in John Henry And The Statesmen

Long before Marvel was a twinkle in Stan Lee’s sunglasses, wizened storytellers gathered around campfires to spin their own expanded universes about the folk heroes of yore. Now, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s here to Irish whip those mythical figures out of history and onto the screen with his Jumanji: Welcome To The…

Dwayne Johnson lands dream role in Braveheart-style drama about Hawaii's King Kamehameha

Dwayne Johnson is such an unstoppable superstar at this point that he can play whoever he wants to play, which is probably why Warner Bros. is letting him play a slightly obscure villain like Black Adam instead of a more traditionally popular hero, but now Johnson has finally landed a role he’s been pushing for since…

Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam was just too much of a bad boy for Shazam!

It’s been like four years since Dwayne Johnson first hinted that he was finally getting into the superhero game, announcing that he’d be playing the villainous Black Adam in some sort of upcoming movie based off of D.C.’s Shazam line of comics. Said declaration led to some raised eyebrows a few years later, though, as…

Looks like that Big Trouble In Little China remake won't be a remake after all

When last we heard tell of Dwayne Johnson’s Big Trouble In Little China remake nearly two years ago, original director John Carpenter expressed oodles of ambivalence while lamenting that “nobody’s told me anything” about a revamp of his 1986 cult classic. Meanwhile, Kurt Russell, star of the original film, raised an…

George Clooney is the highest-paid actor in the world, despite not making a movie since 2016

Forbes’ annual rankings of the highest-paid actors and actresses are always at least somewhat controversial, if only because a lot of these people do not deserve this much money, but last year’s lists were particularly noteworthy for the fact that 14 actors (including top-earner Mark Wahlberg) made more money than the…

Even with a much bigger building, Skyscraper falls way short of Die Hard

On this edition of Film Club, critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to discuss Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s latest star vehicle Skyscraper, the newest addition to Hollywood’s vast stable of Die Hard knockoffs, with the action in this entry taking place in The Pearl, a building that comfortably dwarfs Die…

On The Late Show, Dwayne Johnson sings, does shots, eyebrow wrestles, and talks Rock 2020

Attempting to pin his guest, former wrestler an current international move idol Dwayne Johnson, concerning the long-gestating rumors of his political aspirations, Stephen Colbert asked point-blank, “Do you actually take that possibility seriously.” “I absolutely do,” replied the former The Rock, once again raising the…

Idris Elba is the villain in Jason Staham and Dwayne Johnson's Fast And Furious spin-off

Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson are tough dudes, which is why they’re the only dudes tough enough to get their spin-off from the Fast And Furious movies, but that also means that they need a suitably tough villain to face off against. Short of having them fight Ultron or some other CG-heavy baddie, Universal seems to…

Gal Gadot teams up with Dwayne Johnson for a globe-trotting action movie

It seems like it has taken a long time, but Gal Gadot is finally getting her first starring film role since Wonder Woman. According to Deadline, she’ll be starring with Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice, a “globe-trotting, action-comedy, heist thriller” that is being kept vague beyond that. Gadot’s character will be a…

John Cena to replace Dwayne Johnson in Robert Ludlum adaptation The Janson Directive

Dwayne Johnson is a very busy man, what with the Welcome To The Jungle sequel, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, and whatever movies he’s working on that aren’t about jungles, so he has been forced to step back from the Robert Ludlum adaptation The Janson Directive. According to Variety, though, he has already found another big…

Weekend Box Office: Rampage gives Dwayne Johnson something new to brag about 

It’s a true testament to Dwayne Johnson’s charisma that even when he’s being totally cocky, it still comes across as charming. (Even the official Doom twitter account played along when he shit-talked the movie on Twitter.) Now Johnson has something new to endearingly brag about on social media, as his new film Rampage