Dwayne Johnson released a new clip from Rampage that features his relationship with George, the Albino Gorilla in the movie. The new clip focuses on George going through some big changes while Johnson's character, Davis Okoye, tries to calm down his friend. It was recently announced that the movie will be hitting theaters one week early on April 13th, after Marvel Studios' Infinity War bumped their release date up a week to prevent spoilers of the movie leaking out. Rampage was presumably moved up to get as far away from the Marvel juggernaut as possible.
Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter to share the new clip from Rampage, describing the relationship between his David Okoye character and George the gorilla. Johnson compared the relationship to that of his real-life dogs and horses, stating that they're a part of his family, even if they urinate on his stuff from time to time. Johnson can be heard in the clip echoing the family sentiment in the movie. He had this to say while introducing the clip.
"Man and his best friend. Here's an exclusive never seen before scene from Rampage. I'll stop at nothing to protect my buddy George from anyone or anything harming him. Despite him thinking peeing on my things is rad and funny."
Along with the new clip, Rampage has started to make some headlines for different reasons. Uwe Boll, the director of the 2009 action movie Rampage is not happy about the video game movie's choice of title. Boll has waged a profanity-laden war against Warner Bros. and the Rampage movie. The director claims that he's going to sue "Warner Bros. asshole," while declaring "f*ck new fake Rampage movie." It's not clear if Uwe Boll is aware of the 1986 video game that the movie is named after.
As previously mentioned, Rampage was moved up one week to be able to have a full two weeks of the best possible outcome at the box office after Marvel announced that Infinity War was going to come out a week earlier. This was definitely a smart maneuver by Warner Bros. and might help Rampage top the box office for two weeks in a row, if that even happens. At least they have a better chance now, staying as far away from Deadpool 2, Infinity War, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Rampage hits theaters on April 13th, which is only a few weeks away. Will Dwayne Johnson be able to tackle the box office with his movie magic? It seems likely at this time, but all bets are off when the rest of the movies come out a few weeks later. However, Johnson is known to have some serious box office pull, so this might be bigger hit than people are expecting. You can check out the brand-new clip from Rampage below, provided by Dwayne Johnson's Twitter account.
Man and his best friend.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 28, 2018
Here’s an EXCLUSIVE never seen before scene from RAMPAGE.
I’ll stop at nothing to protect my buddy George from anyone or anyTHING harming him. Despite him thinking peeing on my things is rad and funny. #RAMPAGE APRIL 13th WORLDWIDE 🦍🐺🐊 🌎 pic.twitter.com/lGCNvEZ7w8