Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Dwayne Johnson has had quite a 2013: Snitch, G.I. Joe Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Fast and Furious 6, he’s now shooting Hercules, was up for Transformers 4, will soon do Fast and Furious 7 and was even in the main event at Wrestlemania. However, if the latest rumor somehow comes true, it would terminate all of that.
The latest juicy, probably untrue, but amazing to imagine rumor is that the upcoming Terminator 5 is being developed with a role for Johnson. Read about that, and a few other Terminator rumors, below.
The rumor came from an older Examiner article (via Coming Soon). Right off that bat, that should raise some red flags, and Johnson’s representation is saying it’s not true, according to The Wrap. But still, after revitalizing the G.I. Joe and Fast and Furious franchises, Terminator seems like a natural fit. Plus, even if he has yet to be approached, it seems pretty likely the Ellison’s would at least be interested in having Johnson in the film. Who wouldn’t?
Another rumor in the Examiner piece is that the film will be set in the time of Sarah Connor’s parents, in the Forties and Fifties. Plus it’s worth noting, it seems Nicolas Winding Refn might have been approached about the film, via Movies.com.
Terminator 5 is likely to start shooting early next year which means a director should be revealed in the coming months. No matter what the plot, or who is playing what, there will certainly be roles for athletic, talented actors and Johnson is at the top of the list. Cross your fingers.
What do you think?