Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s meeting with Kevin Feige sparks rumours of MCU appearance

Fans are speculating that Johnson could take on the role of iconic X-Men villain, Apocalypse.

Pop Culture & Art April 23, 2024
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WWE star and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's recent encounter with Marvel President Kevin Feige has sent fans into a speculatory frenzy about the wrestler cum actor’s potential entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Fresh out of his Wrestlemania 40 appearance,  Johnson's acting endeavours have taken a temporary backseat, with his live-action "Moana" delayed.  

However, he recently promoted the animated sequel "Moana 2" at CinemaCon.
Interestingly, it was his backstage handshake with Feige that ignited online speculation about a potential MCU role.

Fans are particularly excited about the possibility of Johnson portraying the iconic X-Men villain, Apocalypse.  

Given the speculation around MCU's casting (including Ryan Gosling and Henry Cavill rumours), Johnson's star power feels like a natural fit.

The Rock's track record revitalising franchises like "Jumanji" and "Fast and Furious" makes him an appealing addition to the MCU.  

His recent DCEU film "Black Adam" faced critical and commercial setbacks, leaving the door open for a fresh start.

Reports from Giant Freakin Robot back in 2022 suggested Johnson had discussed playing Apocalypse with Feige. While unconfirmed, the concept continues to excite fans.


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