Disney Goes All in on Dwayne Johnson With Massive Hollywood Project

Published 06/22/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

The strong relationship between Dwayne Johnson and Disney is no longer a secret. The Rock previously made the headlines when reports surfaced that he may take over Will Smith’s role in Disney’s Aladdin sequel. Additionally, new reports suggest Johnson could be selected for another major Disney project.

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The finest period of Johnson’s Hollywood career is currently making him one of the biggest global celebrities. According to reports from Giant Freakin Robot, Johnson is being considered for the lead role in a live-action Treasure Planet movie.

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Disney appears to be going all out for Johnson. Disney and The Great One have a long history of collaboration. Both have previously worked together on several film projects, including Race to Witch Mountain, Moana, and Jungle Cruise. The Rock also collaborated with Disney for his XFL media rights.

According to recent reports, Brahma Bull is once again in discussions with Disney for its iconic animated film Treasure Planet. The movie was an excellent adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island. The movie received several nominations for awards, including Academy, Annie, and many others.

It had a reported $140 million budget. However, the film underperformed at the box office, earning just over $109 million globally. Disney is counting on Johnson to deliver another massive blockbuster given his track record at the box office. It will also be interesting to watch how this conversation evolves in the future. Meanwhile, The Rock is in talks about a role in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Dwayne Johnson might replace Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean

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Dwayne Johnson might replace Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, according to a recent report. This became known after Johnson mentioned he intended to make a pirate movie and Depp declined to take on the part again.

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

Johnson recently acknowledged the Walt Disney CEO as one of his favorite partners in an Instagram post. Disney has a reputation for casting stars without hesitation, so they can easily bring on The Rock for Pirates of the Caribbean. Given Johnson’s popularity, casting him in the Pirates of the Caribbean series might be a good idea.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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