BLACK ADAM Star Dwayne Johnson Signs Multi-Year Deal With Disney - Will We See Him In The MCU?

BLACK ADAM Star Dwayne Johnson Signs Multi-Year Deal With Disney - Will We See Him In The MCU?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions have signed a new multi-year deal with Disney to develop films for theatrical and streaming...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 13, 2024 03:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Studios

After attempting to change the hierarchy of power in the DC universe as Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson has officially jumped ship to Disney.

Variety reports that Seven Bucks Productions, the film and TV content label founded by Johnson and Dany Garcia, has signed a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Company to develop films for theatrical and streaming.

Though no specific titles are mentioned, it's said that the projects will be possible vehicles for Johnson to star in, and the deal is not strictly limited to filmed content. Most interestingly, the multi-year agreement will also give Seven Bucks a chance to collaborate across all Disney divisions.

Yes, that includes Marvel Studios and Star Wars/Lucasfilm, as well as Disney Animation, Pixar, and 20th Century Studios.

Johnson has starred in Disney projects in the past, of course, including Jungle Cruise and Moana (he's set to reprise his role as Maui in this year's sequel and 2026's live-action remake), but this deal could well see the former WWE Champion step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point.

A recent rumor claimed that Johnson was being eyed to play a new take on X-Men villain Apocalypse. We didn't put too much stock in it at the time, but this announcement could lend a little more credence to the report.

What do you make of this news? Do you think we will see Johnson suit-up in the MCU? If not as Apocalypse, are there any other characters you'd like to see him play? Drop us a comment down below.

Releasing in theaters on July 10, 2026, Moana is directed by Thomas Kail, who helmed Hamilton on Broadway and Disney+, Grease Live and the first and last episodes of Hulu’s lauded limited series, We Were the Lucky Ones

Said Kail, “I am thrilled to have met Catherine, Rena, Frankie and John through this casting process. I am humbled by this opportunity, and I cannot wait to all be on set together. And there’s no better pair to be in a canoe with than Catherine and Dwayne—actually, trio: Heihei is ready, too.”

Moana will bring to life in a whole new way the story of a young woman eager to pave her own path. Celebrating the islands, communities and traditions of Pacific Islanders in a spectacular adventure, the production begins filming this summer. The new feature film is produced by Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia via their Seven Bucks Productions and Beau Flynn via FlynnPictureCo.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the original songs, will also serve as producer. Executive producers include Scott Sheldon of FlynnPictureCo., Auli‘i Cravalho, who voiced Moana in the 2016 film, and Charles Newirth. Jared Bush and Dana Ledoux Miller have been tapped for the project.

Bush, a veteran of Disney Animation, wrote the screenplay for 2016’s Moana, and Miller is a Samoan writer who created Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue and co-founded the non-profit Pasifika Entertainment Advancement Komiti (PEAK).

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Lisa89 - 6/13/2024, 3:50 PM
En Sabah Nur confirmed!
Vigor - 6/13/2024, 3:57 PM
@Lisa89 - the good thing is, you won't need a muscle suit or thanos-level-cgi to portray him

Just put some green dots on his face and turn his eyes balls red and get the costume comic accurate and he's a pretty ready-made Apocalypse. My concern would be how well he plays along in an ensemble film.

If the film follows from his perspective ala how they did Thanos in Infinity War, it could work. Because it's been done to much success before!
Lisa89 - 6/13/2024, 4:01 PM
@Vigor - He certainly could pull it off. I'd also love to see him play a human character with no powers.
marvel72 - 6/13/2024, 4:27 PM
@Vigor - Apocalypse is 7ft and can change his height and mass, he weighs 300 ILB.

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I think CGI will be required.
McMurdo - 6/13/2024, 4:29 PM
@Lisa89 - perfect physically but a weak actor
Vigor - 6/13/2024, 4:35 PM
@marvel72 - true true
StSteven - 6/13/2024, 5:07 PM
@marvel72 - Nah, just a steady diet of nothing but chicken, broccoli, and rice should do the trick. Works for Jackman. I mean look at those guns in the last trailer 😛.
SauronthePower - 6/13/2024, 5:13 PM
@StSteven - excellent except for the omission of elephant hormones and dianobol, but…yeah!
marvel72 - 6/13/2024, 5:14 PM
@StSteven - Yeah just watch how big the Rock gets in 3 months clearly just Chicken,broccoli and rice.
elcapitan - 6/13/2024, 5:16 PM
@Lisa89 - You can! See Fast & Furious franchise, Jungle Cruise, Rampage, Skyscraper. There's a ton of them.
HulkisHoly - 6/13/2024, 5:19 PM
@Vigor -

THAT is the movie that Marvel needs. Scorpion King/ Apocalypse prequel movie to set him up and his story before he wrecks crap in the future for the X-men.
Lisa89 - 6/13/2024, 5:47 PM
@elcapitan - We are talking about the M.C.U. Try to keep up.
TheyDont - 6/13/2024, 5:55 PM
@Lisa89 - He's way past that.
Lisa89 - 6/13/2024, 6:09 PM
@TheyDont - Past what? Playing a human without powers, like he will in the upcoming films 'Red One' and 'The Smashing Machine'?
JFerguson - 6/13/2024, 6:14 PM
@HulkisHoly - doubt a prequel villain movie from the MCU ever happens. If anything, a Disney plus show will be fair game. Not even Noah Hawleys Doom prequel was greenlit
TheyDont - 6/13/2024, 6:25 PM
@Lisa89 - He doesn't even look like a human without powers :)
HulkisHoly - 6/13/2024, 6:39 PM
@JFerguson -

A doom prequel is needed like yesterday. But I think film would be better because if it’s part of the main storyline then you have to make sure GA see it in order for the finale to make sense to everyone .
StSteven - 6/13/2024, 7:34 PM
@marvel72 @SauronthePower - Well if you want to be technical about it then you would have to include the daily pint of Tyrannosaurus blood, but then you're just being picky,
CaptainFlapjaks - 6/13/2024, 8:52 PM
@Lisa89 - well he does have that stipulation he cant lose a fight so uhh...i guess apocalypse converts all of them into horsemen?
slickrickdesigns - 6/13/2024, 3:51 PM
The Rock in MCU?
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TheVisionary25 - 6/13/2024, 3:52 PM
The Hierarchy of Power at Disney is about to change…;).
DrReedRichards - 6/13/2024, 3:55 PM
@TheVisionary25 -

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I guess DC stood for Disney Corporation, lol.
CaptainFlapjaks - 6/13/2024, 8:58 PM
@TheVisionary25 - dont tell fiege that. He might have him killed by an army of tiny paul rudds
JFerguson - 6/13/2024, 3:56 PM
Speak of the devil and he shall appear
McMurdo - 6/13/2024, 4:29 PM
@JFerguson - 😂
CaptainFlapjaks - 6/13/2024, 9:00 PM
@JFerguson - so the rock is the devil? I guess that explains the smell of barbeque. he was cookin bodies down in hell.
TheFinestSmack - 6/13/2024, 3:56 PM
Ladies and gents, we have our Storm!
McMurdo - 6/13/2024, 4:29 PM
@TheFinestSmack - lol
HulkisHoly - 6/13/2024, 5:20 PM
@TheFinestSmack -

He’ll be a lesbian in a Star Wars movie.
TiberiousOmega - 6/13/2024, 3:57 PM
Look, I enjoy a good Rock movie. But please keep him out of Star Wars and the MCU. Only thing good about Black Adam was the JSA.
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