The wrestler’s renewed box office heat is a factor
Following a mini-streak of box office duds, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson found himself regaining his Hollywood heat with the success of Fast Five. Now the wrestler-turned-actor is in discussions to star in another sequel.
According to Deadline, Johnson is in talks with Paramount about joining G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes. For the sequel, to be helmed by Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu, Johnson will play the character Roadblock.
Deadline reports that given the Rock’s success with Fast Five—a sequel in The Fast and The Furious franchise—Paramount thinks he will give this project a boost. The film has become important to the studio, which had to scrap a Star Trek sequel from its summer line-up. G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes will likely be its replacement.