"Scorpion King" reboot: Will Dwayne Johnson return to his role?

The script will be completely rewritten

by Pierre Lorenz on November 10, 2020

First through "The Mummy Returns" and later "The Scorpion King" Dwayne Johnson became known to a larger audience in the early 2000s, in addition to his work as a wrestler in the WWE. It seems that the latter is now being completely reissued. The screenplay is supposed to have been written by "Straight Outta Compton" author Jonathan Herman, while Johnson's company Seven Bucks Productions is working with Universal on the production. So he is primarily responsible for the new movie as producer. The search for a suitable leading actor and director is still in full swing, so it is unlikely that Johnson will be seen in a leading role in front of the camera. But that's not unusual, because the four "Scorpion King" sequels all had different leading actors. Jeff Sneider of Collider does not rule out the possibility that Johnson will be in front of the camera for a short appearance in his project. When the reboot will be in the cinemas is not yet foreseeable, but a release before 2022 is considered very unlikely given the production status. Those who would like to see Dwayne Johnson on the big screen soon can also look forward to Disney's latest family adventure "Jungle Cruise" on July 30, 2021.

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