Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently told Men’s Journal that he would be starring in another video game adaptation, and while it won’t be revealed until later this year, the rumor mill seems to believe that it will be based on one of today’s most popular FPS franchises.
According to Giant Freakin Robot (via Eurogamer), Dwayne Johnson’s new video game movie is no other than Call of Duty, a live-action adaptation of one of Activision’s (and now Microsoft’s) most prized IPs. While GFR doesn’t seem to be the most credible source, having been described as clickbait by some readers, the idea doesn’t seem far fetched for Johnson, an actor who’s no stranger to military roles. The website also pointed out that Activision had reportedly been thinking about setting up a Call of Duty cinematic universe since 2015.
“Back in 2015, Activision was talking about making a Call of Duty cinematic universe,” GFR noted. “In the middle of 2020, it was said that movies, in general, were no longer a priority for the company. […] Now, the company is being acquired by Microsoft for a bargain $68 billion. These types of sales can lead to shaking things up and changing company goals, which may be the kind of opportunity Dwayne Johnson saw to get them back on board for a Call of Duty movie.”
“While our source shared that Dwayne Johnson is talking to the studios about a Call of Duty movie, we weren’t able to confirm what the story will be for the film. The first game took place in World War II, but the franchise has grown a lot since then and it’s unclear what direction the movie will take.”
One of Dwayne Johnson’s next blockbusters is Black Adam, a film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The movie is slated for release on July 29, 2022.