On Sunday, the tentative release date for the Black Adam movie was announced for July 29, 2022. I say “tentative” because movies get delayed all the time. So who knows? But The Rock and all the other cast members have at least started filming. Or they will any day now.
It’s a pretty slow news day today, which is why all I’m posting is a release date announcement. I’m a little surprised that the Black Adam movie is finally getting made. And then I was reminded that The Rock was cast as Black Adam all the way back in 2007!
Come on! That was nearly 14 years ago! That’s insane! What the hell was life even like 14 years ago? I was still a young man! And where have those 14 years gone?! What have I done with my life?
Disney is apparently forging ahead with all of their upcoming movies, including Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. It’s their latest attempt to turn a theme park ride into a movie franchise…though I don’t think it looks very good.
I dunno. There’s action, sure. There’s comedy, I guess. We’ll probably get some good special effects and performances. But I don’t think this film is going to be another Pirates of the Caribbean. I think we’re looking at another Haunted Mansion.
But I could be wrong! I’ll probably go see it anyway because I get paid to go see movies now! You henchies are listening to my weekly movie review podcast, right? Right?!
Jungle Cruise comes out on July 24.
Dwayne Johnson is an international treasure. Does there exist a more charismatic and enjoyable human being on the planet? Who also has good moral values and a such a big heart? That The Rock has taken over Hollywood is just about the most delightful thing that could happen to Hollywood. And you best believe I’m going to see his new movie Rampage this weekend!
So where could Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Why not bring together the two best things in Hollywood? Marvel and The Rock! Yes, he’s apparently going to play Black Adam for DC Comics, but it’s not like that movie is in production or anything. And it’s not like he’s going to show up as the villain in the Shazam movie, which is in production. DC is clearly wasting whatever contract they currently have with The Rock! He should jump ship and make a real explosive entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
But who could he play? Which Marvel heroes or villains are bold enough for The Rock? Join me after the jump for some of my ideas!
The Rock just keeps piling on these action movies. Next up is Rampage, based on the classic video game. It looks pretty OK.
I’m sure I played Rampage at least once or twice back in the day, but I can’t imagine too many people have some huge love for the game. This is just another attempt by Hollywood to co-opt a familiar name brand and hope the Rock boosts ticket sales. Maybe he will! But hey, more power to the movie. Maybe it’ll be good.
So I owe all you henchies an apology. I think my work has been slacking off a bit lately, and I’m just showing a lot of videos. That’s partly because I took on a part-time job, which is helping pay the bills. And also, possibly, because I just started playing The Witcher 3 recently, and man, that game is awesome! But good things are coming to this blogsville, if you’re all still reading! I’ve got big plans going forward.
But until then, here’s the Honest Trailer of the latest Faster & Furious movie, because it’s there and actually kind of funny.
I have never seen a single one of these movies, but kudos to them for not only keeping the franchise alive, but somehow turning it into a billion dollar franchise! Where’d that come from?!