Dwayne Johnson in Negotiations for JOURNEY 3

     March 8, 2012


After Journey 2: The Mysterious Island proved to be an international box office smash, New Line Cinema was quick to get all the behind-the-scenes folks back on board for a third go-round in the franchise.  Reports indicated that they were quite keen on getting the front-of-camera contributors back under contract as well, and now, it looks like Dwayne “Don’t call me ‘The Rock’, because I’m an actor now” Johnson is in talks to reprise his role as Hank, stepfather to Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson); Johnson first came aboard the franchise to replace Brendan Fraser, who was felled by a tragic case of not wanting to do the second film.  Hit the jump for more.

The Wrap reports that Johnson may very well return for a third Journey after the overwhelming success of the most recent effort.  Journey 2 has been holding the number one international box office standing for the last four weeks and has already pulled in over $30 million more than the original.  One would imagine that Hutcherson is also likely to return (though it’s not confirmed and he’s been fairly in-demand of late), but the participation of fellow Journey 2 castmates Luis Guzman, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine and that giant bee that totally carried Michael Caine is at present uncertain. Writers Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn are returning along with director Brad Peyton. Peyton previously commented that they’re looking to “grow the mythology,” which can be interpreted as “we’re running out of Jules Verne material.” You can look forward to seeing the third installment of the Journey franchise some time in 2014.




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  • Ryan

    Actually Fraser played the kid’s uncle. I worked at a discount movie theater when the first one came out so I saw it with friends. You could have a #3 with both Fraser and Johnson

  • AlexHeyNa

    This new guy Matt Currie is worse that Matt Goldberg… Is there something about being named Matt that causes you to make unnecessary snide remarks?

  • Andy

    It#s not “Don’t call me ‘The Rock’ because i’m an actor now.” it’s “Don’t call me ‘The Rock’ because Vince McMahon owns that name and gets paid and/or an Executive Producer credit if it gets used in movies.

  • IcanBeSmart2

    another artticle by Matt “call me a dikhead journalist” Currie

  • agnish

    I’ve seen both the movies and think fraser was good but as dwayn has been starred in journey 2 then as a sequel journey 3 should star dwayn jhonson (rock) or both. Otherwise the sequel won’t be a sequel but a diffrent story.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck you all