“I see myself as James Bond”: Dwayne Johnson Aims to Be the Next James Bond Over Henry Cavill

Dwayne Johnson Aims to Be the Next James Bond
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Dwayne Johnson cannot be stopped from getting roles in Hollywood town as the Black Adam actor eyes another iconic role. Following the success of his latest movie Black Adam, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s promotion changed franchises.

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The talk of James Bond was initiated wherein The Rock revealed a familiarity with the James Bond franchise. The actor also stated that he wants to be the next 007.

Dwayne Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson.

Is Dwayne Johnson To Be The Next James Bond?

After the much-awaited success that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam received both domestically and globally, the actor came on LADbible TV for an interview. During the run of the interview, the Jumanji actor revealed that his grandfather had starred in You Only Live Twice. After stating the above statement, The Rock claimed that he would love to be James Bond in any upcoming project.

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Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice (2021).
Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice (2021).

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“You know, my grandfather was in ‘You Only Live Twice’. He was he was a bad guy in ‘You Only Live Twice.’ He had this amazing fighting with Sean Connery.”

The actor that Dwayne Johnson is referring to is Peter Maivia. The professional Samoan wrestler had starred as a car driver for the villain Osato. The topic then later emerged as to whether Dwayne Johnson would play a Bond villain. Here’s what the Baywatch actor had to say.

“A Bond villain? I see myself as James Bond. F*** the villain.”

Dwayne Johnson hoped positively for the role of James Bond and even dissed Henry Cavill out of the race as he supports Idris Elba even though the contract would be too heavy for the actor.

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Dwayne Johnson Chooses Idris Elba Over Henry Cavill

Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba.
Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba.

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Since the talk of James Bond was already out, Dwayne Johnson wasted no time in supporting his co-star from Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Idris Elba. The role for the next James Bond was going to be offered between Idris Elba and Henry Cavill. The Thor actor has stated several times publicly that he doesn’t want the role but the people are not one to listen.

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“I do like the idea of my boy Idris Elba being Bond. I like that idea a lot, so I’m going to advocate for that.”

The catch in this deal, however, is that a minimum 10-year contract must be signed by the actor for the role of James Bond. Idris Elba, now sitting at 50 years old will have a more difficult time compared to other young actors such as Henry Cavill to adapt to these heavy schedules.

There have been no official statements regarding the role of James Bond being offered to Dwayne Johnson or if he is seriously considering the position. Since the beginning of the franchise, there have been only two non-British people who portrayed the role of James Bond, and even then Pierce Brosnan is Irish.

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is currently running in theaters worldwide.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2017

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.