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.
The Rock previously made it clear that he will not be suing Disney for the hybrid release of his film Jungle Cruise. The Rock recently took to his Instagram and made it clear that he has no issue with the film releasing on Disney + as The Rock stated that it was important for the film’s release.
“Emily [Blunt] and I are so blown away by audiences’ enormous love for JUNGLE CRUISE – THANK YOU 🙏🏾♥️ We’re very pleased with our $92M opening result around the world both in theaters and at home in your living rooms with your families. It was important for us to give you the option on how you want to see it – and we’re grateful to the bone that you absolutely LOVE THE MOVIE and we love seeing all of your amazing comments!!! * We’re also the only blockbuster of 2021 that did not see a double-digit box office drop from FRI-SAT, but instead our movie – because of YOU – saw an unprecedented surging 15% Fri-Sat uptick over the weekend ⬆️ 📈👍🏾 That’s a quiet yet big business metric that speaks to the love of JUNGLE CRUISE! Thank you for the love – we love and appreciate you back,”
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.