The Rock signs on for reality show, 'The Hero'
April 17th, 2012
05:39 PM ET

The Rock signs on for reality show, 'The Hero'

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is on the hunt for the next big American “hero.”

Variety reports that the actor and former WWE heavyweight has signed on to appear in the new reality show, aptly titled, “The Hero.”

On the “Survivor”-like program, three teams are picked to traverse three continents in an effort to demonstrate their strength and heroism.

The Rock will serve as a muscle-bound cheerleader of sorts, encouraging team members to keep moving when the going gets tough.

"'The Hero' will bridge the digital and physical world on the small screen in an unmatched fashion, enabling fans to determine the fate of the show's contestants entirely through social media and on-screen decision-making," said Johnson in a statement. He is co-producing the show, the brainchild of former creators for “The Amazing Race” “Survivor” and “Fashion Star.”

"While Dwayne's physical stature is unmatched, it is his uncompromising moral character and humanity that proves what an inspirational hero he is," said Ben Silverman, head of Electus Entertainment.

Rock’s next big film is “G.I. Joe 2: The Retaliation," and he told Entertainment Weekly not to expect anything like the original.

"I can tell you this one is creatively much different [from the first],"Johnson said. "It’s rooted, it’s grounded, it’s real. The studio came to me and I loved the idea of starring in the movie because I grew up on G.I. Joe and it’s a massive property. I spoke to the studio and they told me about the creative shift that they wanted to make with the movie, which made it easy for me to sign on."

The action flick hits theaters June 29.

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Death Mercury

    Hey Rock! You're My hero dude! And I loved you in Southland Tales! Diggit! How do I try out for the show! YEAH! 😀

    April 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CM Punk

    I'm a big idiot stupid face dumb dumb head that has a bunch of tats because I lack self esteem due to my brain damage caused by my sucking.

    However, I do want to mention that Santino is the greatest wrestler in the HISTORY of our sport.

    And lastly, who are YOU to doubt El Dandy.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GE

    I's bout tiiied of dem der realita shows herre

    April 18, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Austin 3:16

    I always enjoyed stomping a mudhole in his a$$ and walking it dry...then BOOM...Stone Cold to go drink me a few Steve-Wisers....

    April 18, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. @JellyBean

    Good morning, Ed.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sly Sadie

    I like him because he doesn't seem to take himself so seriously. Look at the roles he takes, from the tooth fairy to out & out bad azzes. He has one fine body, too.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. CN Red

    Too bad. He's not that bad of an actor. I guess they made him an offer he could not turn down.

    April 18, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. BOL

    He's still eye candy!

    April 18, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Triple H

    I laid the smack down on his candy a$$ a few times

    April 18, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. patricia moore

    I heard that the rock is gay and is thinking about coming out. i think he should..theres nothing wrong with being urself..I wonder if he is a top or bottom? I can see some dude taking it deep into rocks muscular buttocks. I wonder if he gives good head?

    April 18, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. danielwalldammit

    Waste of an interesting talent.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. kareem ruiz


    April 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dwayne

    I poop bigger then the rock. This loser cant act...has a huge ego and is rude to all of his so called fans. I saw him once and i said..hey loser..then i pulled out my ft long dong and slapped him across the face with it. almost knocked him out. rock ..they ought to be calling him lil nuts...lmfao

    April 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Ah, the internet... Where you can live out your fantasies you cannot in real life... Foot long dong? More like quarter inch killer! Get over yourself LOOSER! (Yes, spelled like that intentionally.)

      April 18, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |

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