Will Dwayne Johnson feature on The Scorpion King reboot?
While the 2017 Tom Cruise venture struggled to revive The Mummy Franchise, Universal is getting another shot by re-booting The Scorpion King.
The initial 2002 spinoff starred Dwayne Johnson as the titular ancient king, initiating his Hollywood journey in the process, and this week we heard The Rock is making a present-day remake of the film, even though he’s not going to play the lead role.
Having said this, the Jumanji star could still feature in some capacity in the movie.
Will Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Play Some Role in The Scorpion King Reboot?
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As per insider Daniel Richtman, unlike what some sources have suggested, the actor may still have a part to play in the remake of The Scorpion King.
Although he does not know precisely how the character will be included, he believes Johnson will be at least involved in some shape or form.
The Scorpion King was primarily created for The Mummy Returns in 2001, which welcomed The Rock‘s very first acting role, and his fame was such he stared as an antihero in his own film the very next year.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is developing The Scorpion King reboot.
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This extended the role – the actual name of Akkad’s Mathayus – from a minor villain to an incredible fighter who rises to power on the basis of a lethal desire for revenge.
Meanwhile, this may have fallen under the radar of most people, but four straight-to-DVD sequels continued to release over the course of several years that followed the first film, with Victor Webster and Zack McGowan succeeding Johnson.
This reboot, though, is going to be a much larger thing, reinterpreting mythology for modern times and for a broader audience.
Getting The Rock back, even if he’s not among the main cast, will certainly offer it an added boost, but for now, we can only wait and see what type of role he gets in Universal’s remake of The Scorpion King.