If you’re putting together a big tentpole franchise blockbuster film or a cinematic universe, odds are Dwayne Johnson is somewhere on your list of potential stars. The guy is everywhere, doing everything, and a quick blip in a recent Deadline news story indicates Johnson might be Universal’s first choice for The Wolf Man.
The story was about Dwayne Johnson’s involvement with Son of Shaolin, a graphic novel adaptation he’s producing and potentially starring in. But in the article was a rumor that Universal wants The Rock to join their new Monster-verse: “[T]here are persistent rumors Universal wants him howling at the moon when it gets around to the Wolf Man movie that is part of its classic monsters franchise revival plans.”
So they’re rumors, but hey they’re persistent. Universal is kicking off their new Monster Universe next year with Tom Cruise in The Mummy, and The Wolf Man has been rumored in the past to be the next one in line. Dwayne Johnson would be a good option because, frankly, he’s a good option for just about anything. But, I do wonder how a yoked Larry Talbot will look in this new universe.