Duane “The Rock” Johnson said he has no plans to run for 2020.
Despite enormous public support, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will not run for president of the United States in two years.
“Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020. It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not possible in 2020,” Johnson said at the New York premiere of his latest movie, Skyscraper, on Tuesday. “I have so much respect for the position. It’s something that I seriously considered. What I need is time to go out and learn.”
Johnson’s upcoming film slate will keep him busy beyond the next presidential election. The wrestler-turned-movie star is currently shooting Disney’s Jungle Cruise with Emily Blunt; has signed on to star with Jason Statham in the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw; will appear in the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, bowing on Dec. 13, 2019; and is also set to play supervillain Black Adam in an eponymous DC Comics adaptation, which is currently in development.
Just don’t think this means Johnson was never serious about running for president in the first place. According to Johnson’s longtime friend Hiram Garcia, the idea was never a publicity stunt, even when The Rock began floating it in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election.