Dwayne Johnson has a nickname called “Franchise Viagra”. It is well earned. Just a few examples among them are G.I. Joe and Fast and Furious. He was also in the Journey movies but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the third part of the Journey franchise will ever see the light of the day. The second movie of the series was called Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and the third part got stuck and has not come out yet. Fans who are waiting for the third installment keep on asking about the potential release date. Dwayne had answered all of their questions through social media.
Will there be a third part?
The short answer is no. Dwayne had addressed this issue in social media and had explained that he had given up on the idea because he couldn’t pull it off. It just was not working out. He has gone on Twitter and answered a fan’s question about Journey 3. He did thank his fan but has also said that the creation of Journey 3 is not in his plans right now.
The tweet makes it evident that there was a substantial plan to make a third movie at some point in time. From the Earth To The Moon by Jules Verne had caught his attention and he definitely did want to look into it more. But franchises are tricky. Often they are given up due to creative issues. Apparently, this is the case for Journey 3. It got abandoned because creators could not overcome creativity problems. At this point in time, Dwayne has probably moved on to other interesting work. He does not seem to have any intention of coming back to this franchise anytime soon.
What else is there to watch?
Johnson fans do not have to sulk just yet. If watching him move through a jungle is really your heart’s desire, you can go for movies like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. It may not be a perfect substitute for a Journey film, but it’s the best we got for now. It surely is better than nothing.