We already know that Universal Pictures is investing big in the star power for its “Dark Universe” and now it looks as if they are looking to bring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in to play ‘The Wolfman‘! This is another iconic character in Universal’s stable of classic creature features which hasn’t been done justice in quite some time. Entertainingly enough, this wouldn’t be Johnson’s first foray into Universal’s monster films as he played the Scorpion King in both ‘The Mummy Returns’ and the painful to watch 2002 spinoff ‘The Scorpion King’.
Thankfully, his box office draw these days would make sure that if he does howl at the moon with excitement for this part that his character will be treated a little bit better this time around.
If he does sign on, he’ll be joining Tom Cruise who is related to ‘The Mummy’ franchise, Johnny Depp who is in as the Invisible Man, Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster, and Russell Crow as both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. We also know that they’ve been long interested in having Angelina Jolie play the Bride of Frankenstein which could very well still be in the works as we haven’t heard if it was planning on happening one way or another.
Now, at this time this it is just a rumor, and it doesn’t sound as of an official offer has been made or that they are even in negotiations. However, it seems like the kind of casting we would hear from Dark Universe, so I wouldn’t say it is impossible, but the star already does have quite a bit on his plate.
Would you like to see Dwayne Johnson star as ‘The Wolfman’ or is his usual happy or fierce attitude not right for this tortured soul of a character? Share your thoughts below!
We’ll see ‘The Wolfman’ howling onto the big screen on March 30th 2018.
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