Dwayne Johnson Claims Black Panther Motivates Him

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Marvel’s long-anticipated “Black Panther” finally saw the light of day about a month ago. Not only was it well-received by the audience, but one of the greatest actors nowadays, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, revealed how motivating he found the movie.

Namely, the actor posted on his Instagram the following:

“Alright, it’s Sunday,” The Rock said. “It’s just one of those Sundays where you’re fatigued, you’re tired, the work you handled all week, you’ve been taking care of your relationships, handling your business, taking care of your babies, taking care of your family. But it’s leg day. It’s Sunday and you got to push through and you got to finish the week strong because you start it all over again tomorrow.”

The actor moved on to explain how he alone managed to find inspiration. “So I woke up thinking, ‘Okay, what’s my inspiration?’ And I need a little bit of motivation and I’m thinking and bang, I’m thinking about my daughters. Then I’m thinking about my lady at home who’s carrying my third daughter. Hardest job in the world is being a mama. Then I think about the things that I need to accomplish.”

However, The Rock admitted that it was not only his family that motivated him. “But then I think about Black Panther kicking the $#!+ out of Jumanji at the box office,” he said. “That’s all the motivation I need. Okay, that’s it. So, Wakanda forever. Okay, I know, I said that with a little too much mustard. I’m very proud of Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther. Congratulations. So proud. Wakanda forever. That’s all I need. Motivation enough,” Johnson concluded.

The success Jumanji achieved is far from negligible – it grossed $387.2 million so far, and it is still among the top ten at the box office. However, Black Panther did manage to surpass it, as it reached $400 million in two weeks only.

Well, we are still to see how successful the upcoming movies will be. These include Avengers: Infinity War (set to hit theaters on May 4th), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6th), Captain Marvel (to be released on March 8, 2019), Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel (July 5, 2019), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will be released sometime in 2024. In the meantime, stay tuned for more news.