Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been starring in movies for almost 20 years, and has broken decades-long barriers for leading men. In Hobbs & Shaw he’ll do it again when the Fast & Furious characters journey to Samoa and take part in an epic showdown alongside his “Samoan brothers” there.
His relevance in the industry paved Variety, an entertainment site, to ask his thoughts about the growing representation and inclusion in Hollywood films. Below was his statement:
I think they’re doing great. I think, obviously, Marvel has done a tremendous job in building out. And also for me, DC, we’re doing Black Adam with Warner Bros. and DC. I think as everything builds and grows and you take the temperament of society and what’s happening. I think here in Hollywood, especially with franchises and characters and publicly traded companies that are sensitive to that sort of thing, I think they’re doing a good job. Maybe one day we’ll see a Black Superman. You’re looking at him.
Dwayne Johnson will soon be joining the world of superhero blockbusters when he suits up for Black Adam for DC. The actor has been confirmed to take on the role for five years, but the project is finally moving forward with Rampage writer Adam Sztykiel onboard and Jaume Collett-Serra (The Shallows, Jungle Cruise) at the helm.