Dwayne Johnson has been in the news quite a bit recently. From reportedly wanting to take over the Snyderverse to talk of him running for president, there seems to be news of the actor in every corner of our culture. The piece of this that is most interesting, however, is the bit concerning his presidential bid. And now, the fact that this has gained so much traction so quickly has prompted Johnson himself to respond on Twitter.
Here is Dwayne Johnson’s official response, which of course already has tens of thousands of likes:
It seems that Dwayne Johnson already has quite a few supporters, should he decide to run against political heavy-hitters in the 2024 election. The numbers are actually impressive, and they speak to a growing need to deviate from the “more of the same” nonsense that is currently pervading American politics.
And now that he has weighed in, it seems fairly likely that he will pursue a presidential run. And honestly, Dwayne Johnson becoming president would not be the wildest thing that has happened in the past few years. Far from it, really. Matthew McConaughey’s possible bid for Texas governor is already more shocking than anything the Rock could do. Perhaps his potential presidential bid will be the breath of fresh air America has needed for so long. 46% of adults in America seem to think so, so it appears that the actor has a better shot than most people may realize. Of course, things could end up looking very different come election time, but for now, the prospect is a nice one.
Showbiz and politics have a long-and frustrating-history together. From Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump and everyone in between, there are many examples of prominent actors and powerful Hollywood figures dipping their toes in the political realm. The results have not been great, but that of course depends on which side of the political spectrum you fall. I think that if nothing else, Dwayne Johnson become the next president would be interesting.
Among Dwayne Johnson’s recent acting roles are Luke Hobbs in the Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, Will Sawyer in Skyscraper, Dr. Xander “Smolder” Bravestone in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, and as himself in Fighting with My Family.
Up next for Dwayne Johnson is the belated Disney’s Jungle Cruise, the titular hero in the DC Extended Universe film Black Adam, and as one of the stars in Netflix’s upcoming thriller Red Notice. Despite initially being scheduled to return for the upcoming Fast and the Furious 9, he has confirmed that is not appearing in the highly anticipated sequel.
All together, Dwayne Johnson’s films have grossed upwards of $10.5 billion worldwide. Because of that, he has become one of the world’s highest-grossing actors.
Who knows if Dwayne Johnson’s success as an actor will mean similar success in the political sphere? We will not know for some time, but it is fun to imagine the possibilities there. There are lots of them.