Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just made a really bold claim, and nobody can figure out if he’s joking.
A couple months have passed since Kevin Hart was shamed into backing out as the Oscars host following homophobic comments he had made in the past.
Hart’s apologies have been as ambiguous as the securing of a new Academy Awards host.
However, people haven’t held back from recommending their own picks for host.
One guy nominated The Rock as his choice for Oscars host.
If the Academy is so inclined to line up a great host for next year's Oscars, just pick @TheRock.
— Dan Buffa (@buffa82) February 6, 2019
Shockingly, The Rock responded to the fact that he was recommended.
Not only that, he told fans that he was actually originally offered the gig.
Ah mahalo dude, I was their first choice to host this year, and my goal was to make it the most fun and entertaining Oscars ever. We all tried hard, but couldn’t make it work since I’m shooting Jumanji. Academy and I were super bummed but maybe one day down the road ???? https://t.co/eiiMuBNOzb
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 6, 2019
People aren’t sure if he’s kidding or not.
I can't decide if this is true or another shot at @KevinHart4real being #2 ????????????
— Sean (@seanclements24) February 7, 2019
Also, The Rock specifically points to a Jumanji sequel as being his conflict of interest.
Dude, your man Kevin Hart was your co-star in it.
Waaaaaaaiiiiiiiit a second, does this signal anything about Kevin Hart's involvement with Jumanji then? He's still in it, right?
— Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) February 6, 2019
So is Kevin Hart not in the next Jumanji?
— Deezy_Daniels (@Mistah_Deezy) February 6, 2019
Wait…how was Kevin Hart considered then? You’re shooting the same movie!
— Shannon Nutt (@ShannonNutt) February 7, 2019
So what does Johnson mean, exactly?
We may never know, but one thing is for sure.
People want The Rock to host the Academy Awards.
So you're on for next year, right? I may actually watch it then.
— Pete Lynch (@pskl08) February 6, 2019
You’d be GREAT! Can’t wait until you are ready to green-lite it.
— Duane Durham (@DuaneDurham2) February 7, 2019
I’m on board!
— Derek King (@DerekKingSports) February 7, 2019
I am a fan
— Hannah (@Hannah95729403) February 7, 2019
How cool would it be ????????????
— Venom (@Bir_Hayal) February 7, 2019
Or how about a Dwayne Johnson/Jason Momoa hosting combo? I’m starting a campaign for this NOW.