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The name’s Johnson — Dwayne Johnson: Actor wants to be the next James Bond


Following Daniel Craig‘s final outing as James Bond in the film No Time to Die, several names — including Idris ElbaTom Hardy and Regé-Jean Page — have been tossed around as possible replacements. Now Dwayne Johnson is throwing his name in the hat.

Johnson told Esquire that he already has a connection to the franchise, noting that his grandfather, Peter Maivia, played a Bond villain in 1967’s You Only Live Twice, alongside Sean Connery.

However, the Red Notice star is setting his sights a little higher, declaring, “I don’t want to be a villain. Gotta be Bond.”

While The Rock is enjoying the fact that Red Notice just had Netflix’s biggest weekend opening ever, he’s not resting on his laurels. He’s got a number of film projects already in the works: He just wrapped the upcoming superhero film Black Adam, due out next summer, and his upcoming projects include The King and San Andreas 2.


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