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The Rock still wants to run for president, but not quite yet

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The Rock still wants to run for president, but not quite yet

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has revealed more about his presidential ambitions

The good thing about living in the UK is that you don’t have to have Donald Trump as the leader of your country. However, the bad thing about living on planet earth is that he is essentially the president of that. Thankfully, he won’t be ‘it’ forever, because I’m sure many people who voted for him have realised their mistake - whoops, butter fingers!

So who is to replace him? Well, the greatest man to have ever lived? A one Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson? It could happen, as Johnson has expressed a desire to enter politics at some point, with one eye fully on the biggest gig in the job. However, original plans to dip his toe in for the 2020 slot have fallen by the wayside - he’s putting the brakes on a tad.

Speaking at the premiere of Rampage, his latest blockbuster, he expressed a desire to do things properly, rather than rush into it. He said:

“I also do not have any delusions that it’s easy. And I have a tremendous respect, so 2020 is not going to happen. Maybe 2024, maybe 2028, I don’t know.”

“I think right now I am just learning as much as I can, I respect our political process,” he told reporters.

“Local level, state level federal level…”

“I don’t know, I think the best thing I can do now is to go to work and learn, by the way. That’s where we’re at.”

I am about to say something controversial though: I do not want The Rock to become president. You see, the same problem that arose when Arnie became Governor of California will make itself known once more - The Rock will have to stop making movies. And much as I didn’t want to live in a world without Arnie Movies, I do not want to live in one without The Rock Movies. Even if there is the distinct possibility that he might bring the US back from the brink.

If all it takes for one more movie starring Dwayne Johnson is the entire collapse of the Western world, then I’m behind it 100%.

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Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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