Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson needs no introduction when it comes to the pro wrestling world as he is still regarded as one of the all-time greats. He is also a dominant force in Hollywood and brings huge star power to any film he acts in. The Rock is also a businessman and a very conniving one at that.
In the past week or so, actors filing lawsuits against filmmakers have become commonplace, with Scarlett Johansson suing Disney for streaming Black Widow, Gerard Butler suing producers of Olympus Has Fallen and more. Emma Stone also considered suing the House of Mouse for streaming Cruella.
However, it seems The Rock himself is not going to follow suit despite Jungle Cruise having a hybrid release thanks to Disney. According to a report by Deadline, neither Johnson nor his production company Seven Bucks Productions, which co-produced Jungle Cruise, have any interest in filing a lawsuit against Disney over a loss of earning relating to the film’s day-and-date release.
It was said that The Rock is in “lock-step” with Disney when it comes to the film’s release in order to maximize viewership to overseas audiences when theatrical releases in certain markets are inaccessible due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, such as South-East Asia.
It is certainly interesting to see The Rock not following what others are doing, as it makes a statement the Disney’s current hybrid release model definitely can work.