When you think of Dwayne Johnson, what do you think of? Personally if I didn’t know any better, I would probably be wondering who the hell Dwayne Johnson was. And for those who are not in the look, Dwayne Johnson is the man who formally was known as “The Rock”, WWE wrestler turned badass movie star.
Since his jump to movies, we have watched him come into his own on the big screen, from becoming The Scorpion King to Walking Tall and trying to just Be Cool, The Rock has made a place for himself as a big, tough dude who can deliver the comedy. When it comes to wrestlers turned actors, The Rock is the man who seems to have risen up and taken hold of the title.
And now as just Dwayne Johnson, he continues to spread his thespian wings under the watchful eye of Tommy Boy director Peter Segal. Segal chose him as his Agent 23 in the big screen adaptation of Get Smart, which hits theater on June 20. To see a little bit more about Agent 23 and his dominant personality, check out the brand new featurette below:
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As well, Johnson will follow Segal into another cinematic endeavor, the long-awaited Shazaam film, where he is currently attached to play Black Adam. Any hardcore comic geek will tell you that Johnson is nearly perfect for such as role.
And speaking of following Pete Segal around — Johnson will also be following him around to some Los Angeles area Apple Stores. In fact, they won’t be the only ones. Check out the details below for when and where you might be able to stalk some of the stars of Get Smart:
Santa Monica Apple Store / Saturday, June 7th:
Join Dwayne Johnson and Peter Segal at the Apple Store as they screen clips and discuss the making of the new action comedy, Get Smart, opening nationwide June 20. Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway star a Maxwell Smart and Agent 99, who are on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. Directed by Peter Segal, Get Smart opens nationwide on June 20.
1248 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 576-1011
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Soho Apple Store / Wednesday, June 18th:
Join Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway at the Apple Store as they screens clips and discuss the making of his new action comedy, Get Smart, opening nationwide June 20. In the film, Maxwell Smart (Carell) and Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) are on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. After the discussion, Carell and Hathaway will take questions from the audience and a very special guest will be moderating the event.
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012 (212) 226-3126
9:00pm – 10:00pm
San Francisco Apple Store / Wednesday, June 25th:
Masi Oka and Nate Torrence will be at the Apple Store on June 25, talking to fans and screening clips from their new action comedy Get Smart. In the movie, Oka and Torrence star as techno-wizards Bruce and Lloyd who design the fantastic gadgets CONTROL agent Maxwell Smart uses to foil the evil forces of KAOS. Get Smart also stars Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson and Alan Arkin and opens nationwide June 20. Get Smart is followed by Oka and Torrence in the companion DVD Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control which will be available in the iTunes Movie Store beginning July 1.
One Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 392-0202
7:00pm – 8:00pm
So you see, not only can you pay homage to Steve Jobs (you know you want to), but you could possibly meet Steve Carell as well. That is two Steves for the price of one. I don’t know about you, but I would consider that a bargain.
As for Get Smart, I already mentioned that I am excited about it and that it hits theaters on June 20th. There is also a new trailer out this week, which can be seen below: