There goes all of our hopes of watching Donald Trump crawl under his podium with a case of beta-male insecurity during a televised debate against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. What was once a possible The Rock 2020 run has now turned into a very possible The Rock 2024.
The last time The Rock spoke about a presidential run was about four months ago, when he suggested on Ellen that his schedule might be too full with movie projects to campaign, and that it might have to wait until 2024. The Rock was asked again about his political aspirations yesterday by Press Association (via The Daily Mail) at the London premiere of Rampage. We might see it happen in 2024, but we might also have to wait until 2028, depending on how fast The Rock can learn politics.
“I think right now I am just learning as much as I can. I respect our political process. I also do not have any delusions that it’s easy. And I have a tremendous respect, so 2020 is not going to happen. Maybe 2024, maybe 2028, I don’t know. I think the best thing I can do now is to go to work and learn. That’s where we’re at.”
But who knows? Maybe The Rock’s politics research and study will take longer than he thought, and he won’t be ready until 2036. Have you seen that tiny, old-timey writing on the Declaration of Independence? That’s not an easy read. Plus, he’d be smart to make peace with his nemesis Vin Diesel before he presses a single campaign button. His oval office dreams will die the moment Vin Diesel shows up in a campaign ad, singing “I want you to vooooote…for anyone but The Rock.”
Here’s more of The Rock with his Rampage co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harris, and Malin Ackerman at the London premiere, in a suit that was clearly color-matched to his beard.