Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Fans believe star is teasing a 2032 presidential run in new series Young Rock

NBC sitcom is based on the actor’s own life

Annabel Nugent
Wednesday 17 February 2021 07:46
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Fans are convinced Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has teased a future presidential run in his new series Young Rock.

The NBC sitcom, which debuted yesterday (16 February), is based on Johnson’s own life. It opens in 2032 with the actor set to run for US president and uses flashbacks to tell the story of his life, from his childhood in Pennsylvania to his eventual venture into acting.

Since the show’s release, viewers on Twitter have suggested that there may be some prescience to the fact that Johnson’s character is seen running for president in 2032.

“#YoungRock is @TheRock’s secret 2032 presidential campaign rolled into a tv show. Let’s do it. #Johnson2032,” wrote one user.

“Watching Young Rock and it’s slowly dawning on me that we may well end up needing The Rock to become President to save America,” added another person.

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A third user said: “Young Rock literally starts with The Rock running for president in 2032.”

“Wait so YOUNG ROCK is built around The Rock running for President in 2032???” someone else said.

“So, on Young Rock we learn Dwayne Johnson will run for President in 2032. @TheRock needs to know his role and run in 2024,” wrote a fifth person.

The speculation is supported by Johnson’s recent comments stating that he would “consider” an eventual run for president. 

“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” he said.

The 48-year-old added: “Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer.”

The former professional wrestler also said back in 2017 that there was a “real possibility” he would run for president.

Ahead of last year’s presidential election, the actor – who revealed he has voted for both Republicans and Democrats in the past – made his first-ever public endorsement for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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