No Big Deal, Just Dwayne Johnson Ripping A Security Gate With Black Adam Might

Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji: The Next Level
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Look up 'muscles' in the dictionary and Dwayne Johnson might just turn up. The former WWE wrestler, football player, actor, producer and businessman always looks like he’s fresh out of doing somewhere around one hundred bench presses at the gym. Aside from looking great and feeling like a superhero ahead of his debut as Black Adam in the DCEU in 2021, one might ask how often The Rock really puts his hard-earned strength to use. It looks like it just helped him out with getting to work on time.

The 48-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a story about how he forcibly ripped open the gate at the front of his home after a power outage locked him inside. Check out the picture from Dwayne Johnson here:

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As The Rock detailed, he was dealing with a power outage at his home and the electronic gate that usually allows him to leave the premises was not budging. Dwayne Johnson said he tried to override the hydraulic system, but it was not going to open for him for another 45 minutes. The actor was due to set with “hundreds” of people from the production crew, so he ultimately decided to push and pull until he ripped open the gate leading to the above scene.

And y’all, it looks like a massive gate. 6’5 or not, this anecdote shows off Dwayne Johnson’s pure brute strength. The gate was ripped out of the red brick wall it was attached to thanks to The Rock's efforts. Johnson said his security team met with a gate technician about an hour after he unattached the fence, who were in “disbelief” and “scared” about how he was able to pull it off.

Dwayne Johnson admitted it was not his “finest hour,” but he really needed to go to work. The actor was presumably running late to the Red Notice set, which he returned to filming this week after six months of delay for the production. The Netflix film paused shooting in Atlanta, Georgia in March due to the pandemic. His co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot recently posted photos of themselves being tested for COVID-19 ahead of returning to a safe set.

Last month, The Rock, his wife Lauren Hashian and their two kids tested positive for COVID-19, as Dwayne Johnson announced in early September. He called the experience “one of the most challenging and difficult” times for his family, but thankfully each of them later beat the virus.

Once Red Notice wraps production later this year, Dwayne Johnson is expected to move over to Black Adam, which is slated to hit theaters on December 22, 2021. Check out what other movies are set to be released the coming year with CinemaBlend’s 2021 release calendar.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.