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“It’s time for new characters”: Dwayne Johnson Wasn’t Joking About Bringing Kevin Hart into DC Universe, Teases Huge Plans for Idris Elba

Dwayne Johnson Wasn't Joking About Bringing Kevin Hart into DC Universe, Teases Huge Plans for Idris Elba

Dwayne Johnson’s Hollywood career has been rising parallel to that of Kevin Hart. The two unlikely actors-turned-best friends began their on-screen supremacy with the buddy action comedy Central Intelligence in 2016. It has just been one treat after another ever since. 

With Hart having a flourishing stand-up comedy reputation and The Rock with his astronomical promotion and launch of the DC Extended Universe version 2.0, the latter might not be able to keep his BFF away for too long from joining him on screen in the DCEU.

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart could be coming to the DCEU

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Is The Rock Calling the Shots at the New DCEU 2.0?

The Rock has always been one to listen to the fans. He has made that abundantly clear before and he keeps repeating that, almost with a calculated frequency, lest anyone forgets. However, the audience has their ears peeled for any and all information surrounding the meteoric developments that DC is undergoing at the moment.

Black Adam
Black Adam

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Besides working with The Rock’s company, Seven Bucks Production for Shazam! and Black Adam, DC hasn’t taken any steps toward the actual progressive development of its CBM franchise in recent years. The fated merger in April 2022 put a halt to all productions except Black Adam. Now, with Dwayne Johnson bearing the brunt of the promotions and single-handedly reviving the DC craze among the popular culture of today, it pretty much seems like he’s calling the shots. 

The Rock has stated in an interview with ET Canada that he plans to bring in new characters into the DCEU and it might very well include his Jumanji co-star, Kevin Hart.

Dwayne Johnson Plans To Haul in Kevin Hart to the DCEU

The actors have previously paired up in another DC project, namely the animated 2022 film DC League of Super-Pets as Krypto the Super Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Ace the Bat-hound (Kevin Hart) as Superman and Batman’s super pets respectively. The compatibility of the two stars on-screen and off has been and still remains incredibly warm and fun and it will be a spectacle to watch Kevin Hart’s chaotic comedic energy in the DC universe.

Dwayne Johnson and comedian, Kevin Hart arrive at their Jumanji premiere
The Rock and comedian Kevin Hart arrives at their Jumanji premiere

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To the interviewer’s question about there being new characters brought into the DC extended universe, as seen by the integration of the Justice Society of America (JSA) in Black Adam, The Rock answered,

“You know, I always laugh and joke about Kevin Hart. Black Adam and Honky Pete doing things like that, but there’s a place for Kevin, there are a few characters we have in mind. I think there’s a place for Idris Elba who’s my boy too as well. He could be a badass superhero…”

While having Honky Pete in DC extended universe would be a definitive riot, it sure is something that befits Kevin Hart’s on-screen energy, and although Honky Pete only has one superpower – he has pockets – it would be uncharacteristically comedic to imagine him pairing up or going against Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.

Black Adam premieres on 21 October 2022.

Source: ET Canada

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.