Dwayne Johnson & Josh Hutcherson Look to Return for 'Journey 3'
Earlier this week, the people at New Line announced their intentions to continue on with another film in the Journey adventure franchise. Brendan Fraser originated back in 2008, and Dwayne Johnson joined Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson for the sequel, which is close to hitting $275 million at the worldwide box office after just one month in theaters. At the time, we weren't sure if any of the cast members would be return for Journey 3, but now The Wrap reports that Johnson is in talks to reprise his role and it sounds like Hutcherson (the only member of the cast to be in both films) will likely join him, too.
According to The Wrap's reports, the characters played by Johnson and Hutcherson both appear in Journey 3. As previously mentioned, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton and writers Mark and Brian Gunn have all signed on to return, so I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before the cast is locked back into place and new members join. Johnson is quickly becoming one of the busiest actors working today, officially signing on for Michael Bay's Pain and Gain, Brett Ratner's Hercules, and the Russo Brothers' Ciudad just in the past month or so. If Hutcherson joins, he'll most likely shoot this after The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, set for release in 2013, as Journey 3 has a tentative 2014 release date.