Dwayne Johnson has responded to a poll finding that nearly half of Americans would support him for president, teasing his potential ambitions for higher office.
‘Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people,’ the former pro-wrestler wrote in a tweet on Friday.
Johnson, 48, who used the stage name ‘The Rock’, linked to a news report on a poll finding that 46 percent of Americans would support his presidential run.
The Jumanji star has often been asked about running for president, and repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility.
Dwayne Johnson has responded to a poll finding that nearly half of Americans would support him for president, teasing his potential ambitions for higher office
Johnson’s latest TV project is an NBC series based on his life called Young Rock, where, in the year 2032, he launches a presidential run.
In 2016, Johnson told GQ magazine that the idea of being president was ‘alluring,’ but said there were ‘a lot of other things’ he would like to do first.
He has repeated the sentiment as early as this past February.
‘I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,’ the star, who is wed to 36-year-old Lauren Hashian, told USA Today.
‘Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer,’ Johnson added.
The star said it is ‘up to the people’ if he would be White House bound: ‘So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.’
The recent poll from Piplsay was conducted online from April 2 until April 4 and included just over 30,000 potential voters.
Johnson was not the only celebrity on the list. Angelina Jolie got 30 percent support while Oprah landed 27 percent and Tom Hanks 22 percent.
The Jumanji star has often been asked about running for president, and repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility
He is a major movie star: In the hit Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle in 2017 with Karen Gillan and Jack Black
Other celebrities who have entered politics include Donald Trump, Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.
This comes after Johnson announced a release date for Black Adam.
The actor – who will play the film’s central character – took over New York’s Times Square last weekend to unveil the US release date for the eagerly-awaited flick.
The actor and Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed a July 29, 2022 release date for the movie.
Alongside a picture of the motion picture’s billboard in NYC, he teased on Instagram: ‘A disruptive and unstoppable global force of a message from the man in black himself BLACK ADAM is coming July 29, 2022.
Filming is due to start in the coming weeks.
Johnson’s latest TV project is an NBC series based on his life called Young Rock, where, in the year 2032, he launches a presidential run
Dwayne revealed last week: ‘We are approximately three weeks away from shooting Black Adam and I can’t believe we are at the finish line with this thing. And what a journey it has been. Actually I can believe it considering how hard we’ve worked over the years.’
The Hollywood star first signed on to play Black Adam in 2014, following the release of Man Of Steel, and amid plans to create a DC Extended Universe of films.
The shoot was actually supposed to begin last year but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The release date news comes after it was revealed that Pierce Brosnan is set to play Dr. Fate, the son of an archeologist and one of DC’s oldest characters.
The big-name duo will be joined on set by Aldis Hodge, who is playing Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
Little is known about the plot, although it’s anticipated to share part of Black Adam’s origin story.