The ArrowVerse is about to make Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson president. At least in the future. This, according to a new featurette that gives a taste of what’s to come DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. As the images show, the wrestler-actor in their universe will become president of the United States in the year 2045.
Legends of Tomorrow is currently airing its sixth season. The featurette features footage from the upcoming third episode entitled The Ex-Factor. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano) discovers that excitedly in some beautiful images from that episode Dwayne Johnsonis our POTUS in the future. John Cena also gets some love, with Heywood expressing hope that the WWE star and actor is Johnson’s chief of staff. A summary of the episode reads as follows.
The Legends find themselves trying to defeat an alien warrior in 2045, leaving Zari (Tala Ashe) no choice but to compete in a popular singing competition. Ava (Jes Macallan) is finally fed up with the behavior of Rory (Dominic Purcell) ) and with the encouragement of Spooner (Lisseth Chavez), gives him some tough love. Sara (Caity Lotz) struggles after being attacked, but someone she knows helps her keep seeking refuge. Meanwhile, Zari and Constantine have (Matt Ryan) a much needed conversation with each other. “
It’s important to note that, based on the video, it doesn’t look like Dwayne Johnson is actually in the episode. So don’t expect an outdated version of The Rock. Instead, the show benefits from a real-world conversation that has taken place over the years. Johnson has been considering running for president in recent years, even though his movie and TV show is very packed. And he seems to be a popular choice. A recent poll found that the Jumani: Welcome to the jungle star would receive support from nearly half of Americans should he decide to flee.
This can also be seen as a little nod and a nod to Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming role in the DC universe. The actor is currently filming Black Adam, his highly anticipated film in the DCEU. Johnson has been attached to the role for over a decade and finally the film is in production and is expected to see the light of day next year. And, as we know, thanks to a crossover on The Flash, the ArrowVerse and the DCEU occupy different universes within the wider multiverse. So in theory, The Legends could one day run into Johnson’s Black Adam.
The ArrowVerse also currently consists of The Flash, Supergirl, Stargirl, Batwoman, Black Lightning and Superman and Lois. However, Black lightning and Super girl are getting ready to close the store. But the network has Naomi in the works to fill the void. Whether or not other new DC shows are in development remains to be seen. Legends of Tomorrow returns this Sunday on The CW with The ex factor. Be sure to check out the full featurette for yourself on The CW Network’s YouTube channel.
Subjects: Legends of Tomorrow, Arrowverse