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Which Franchise Should The Rock Join Next?

Though he's got those enormous biceps, when it comes to movie franchises, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the kind of guy who lets someone else do all the heavy lifting. The Rock has been a latecomer, swooping into several movie series that were started without him: In addition to last year's Fast Five, he's effectively replacing Brendan Fraser in this weekend's Journey 2, and then he'll saunter into G.I. Joe: Retaliation this summer to wrest star duties from Channing Tatum. If all those movies hit big, why stop there? Here at Vulture, we put on our thinking caps to brainstorm seven other franchises that The Rock could breathe some very unexpected life into. (A word of warning, though: Our thinking caps fit very tightly, and we may have been a bit dizzy while brainstorming.)

Photo-Illustration: Miramax Films, Universal Studios