Is there ANY movie The Rock isn’t rumored for? This is a guy we all love to love, but I think if a film wants to be taken seriously as a horror/action/drama film like the Shared Universal Monster films claim they want to be, then The Rock isn’t the actor I want for Wolfman. This isn’t to say that The Rock can’t do some motion capture for a physically fearsome Wolfman, but the Wolfman is a tragic story and I think they’d be wise to stick to that lore.
Of course, nothing is confirmed yet, but it would only prove that Universal is very much “all in” on their slate of monster movies that have Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man, Russell Crowe as Dr. Jackel, Tom Cruise in an unknown role, and they even want Angelina Jolie in their film(s).
I’m aware that fans and critics weren’t overly blown away by Benicio del Toro’s The Wolfman (2010), but I on the other hand found it enjoyable and fun. Whether you liked the film or not, the tone was right, and that’s where the film should grow from. The Rock really can’t do much wrong in my eyes and if he was cast tomorrow I wouldn’t be upset, but think of names like Oscar Isaac or Sebastian Stan who seem to be ideal fits for the roles.