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Well-Known Franchise Viagra, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, To Inject Himself Into The Next Terminator Film

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | June 21, 2013 | Comments ()


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First of all, they're making a Terminator 5?!?! According to recent reports, the film will begin filming in early 2014 and erstwhile California Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will have a role to play. But according to the rumors circulating today, Schwarzenegger may not be the alpha Terminator in the upcoming flick. And, really, no wonder. The man is beyond expendable.

According to the rumor mill, the lead role may have landed squarely in the lap of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. If you've been paying attention at all to the goings on of the action genre this year, you'd know that any flagging series would be lucky to have The Rock on board. G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu went so far as to refer to The Rock as "franchise Viagra." Saying, "He comes in and he elevates everything, not just physically, but energy-wise." And, really, Terminator 5 could do worse. I may cock a skeptical People's Eyebrow at the very idea of the franchise continuing at this point, but if we must go another round with Skynet, the Connors and some iteration of the T-800, we can at least do so while basking in the warmth of Johnson's signature charm and elaborate musculature.

My one hope is that the introduction of The Rock ushers in Schwarzenegger's true retirement. After all, we stalwart fans have been awaiting this particular torch pass for over a decade.

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  • Lauren_Lauren

    Film goers can expect the next Terminator film to remain Rock hard for 120-150 minutes. Side effects may include biceps, smooth skin, flexing, and powersmiles. Contact your usher if results last longer than intended.

  • Batesian

    It could be interesting if the focus was on Skynet instead of John Connor. Have Schwarzenegger as the human that the T-800 (T-101, whatever) was based on. So now he's all old and regretful of unleashing this killing machine on the world (and, by extension, of the rest of Skynet's anti-humanity agenda).

    So that his legacy isn't one of genocide and destruction, he sends his new creation, The Rock, back to stop Skynet directly.

  • Grizzly, bearded old-man survivalist ex military Schwartzenegger out for revenge on Skynet after they used him (Blackwater style) as a basis for their weapon is the only way to go forward with this.

  • BWeaves

    My co-irkers once spent an entire afternoon flowcharting all the timelines in the terminator movies with dry erase pens on the side of a glass cubicle. Well, that's computer geeks for you.

  • emmalita

    Do you irk together, or do they jointly irk you?

    Also, that sounds as hugely entertaining as when my bf's office developed a battle plan for defending the office during a zombie attack. Sometimes I regret being a single employee, self employed type.

  • Fredo

    Is he going back in time to keep Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins from happening? Will he seek out and eliminate all involve in its creation? Will he bitchslap Sam Worthington into non-existence?

    Cause I may pay for THAT movie.

  • blacksred

    Well Sam Worthington is already irrelevant doesn't that count.

  • apsutter

    Well that's not the only kinda of Viagra he is. Right? Am I right, ladies? Well, I'll just see myself out then...

  • Guest

    Is he playing a sentient Skynet app that's gone back in time to alert
    John Connor to the fact that it's Mother's Day? Because that's the only
    role I could see Dwayne 'none-more-huggable' Johnson playing in the
    Terminator franchise.

  • the dude

    The guy is very human, I hope he can pull off robot.

  • NateMan

    I will always give Dwayne Johnson a shot, in everything except his stuff like Tooth Fairy. What a great guy, good at both intensity and humor.

  • Darlene

    I think highly of him too. Do you have kids? Because then you might be thrilled for "Tooth Fairy", "Journey Two, the Mysterious Island" or "The Game Plan". Oh, and "Race to Witch Mountain." My 9 year old daughter LURVES him and gets all giggly when she sees him on screen. (An all-A report card won her a Witch Mountain movie poster for her wall. She likes to hug his floating head.)

  • Is he playing a sentient Skynet app that's gone back in time to alert John Connor to the fact that it's Mother's Day? Because that's the only role I could see Dwayne 'none-more-huggable' Johnson playing in the Terminator franchise.

  • apsutter

    He does look like he'd give an amazing fucking hug

  • e jerry powell

    Hmmm. Fucking hugs. The lost Kama Sutra chapter.

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