Dwayne Johnson Would Love To Do A 007 Movie, But He’s “Gotta Be Bond”

Even before Daniel Craig’s No Time to Die opened in theaters, the wish lists for who would replace him as 007 ran a mile long. Well, there’s now one more name you throw into the mix: Dwayne Johnson. Although, if he were hired they’d have to make those cool tuxedos sleeveless. And write James Bond as a…well, a bald guy.

In an interview with Esquire, Johnson talked about the James Bond franchise and how his grandfather actually appeared in You Only Live Twice, as a villain. But when it comes to following in daddy’s footsteps, The Rock says that ain’t happening because he will only play James Bond…

“Yes, my grandfather was a Bond villain in ‘You Only Live Twice’ with Sean Connery. Very, very cool. I would like to follow in his footsteps and be the next Bond. I don’t want to be a villain. Gotta be Bond.”

I don’t think for a second that this would happen, but one never knows. For one thing, Johnson is incredibly popular and can you imagine what kind of box office he’d bring? Insane! He’d need to polish up on his British accent, which he only broke out for comedic effect once in a while on WWE TV, but would get him destroyed by U.K. fans if he were James Bond.

Hey, he’s as likely as anybody else, I suppose?

Johnson can be seen right now looking pretty dapper in Netflix’s Red Notice.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.