Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2000 Movie Predicted Future of One of Dwayne Johnson’s Major Millionaire Acquisitions 20 Years Later
Arnold Schwarzenegger ruled the action-hero spot in Hollywood for a long time. His hits include movies like Terminator Franchise, Commando, Predator, etc. However, in current times, it is safe to say WWE superstar turned actor Dwayne Johnson has claimed that spot.
Surprisingly, The Rock and The Governator have a connection with one of Arnie’s movies. This was spotted 20 years after the film hit the theatres.
Undoubtedly, Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most-watched Hollywood actors of all time. He acted in several movies which went blockbuster hits, while some didn’t make it as expected.
In one of those films, the Seven-time Mr. Olympia winner and Dwayne Johnson have an unexpected connection in the 2000 movie The 6th Day.
The film starts with footage of the football league XFL in play. Back in 2000, The Rock wasn’t the owner of the league, nor an actor.
Nevertheless, out of all the times DJ and Schwarzenegger shared the screen, we can count this moment in the same. 20 years after the XFL cameo in a film of The Styrian Oak, the former WWE star is the owner of the league.
The owner of XFL at the time was Vince McMahon. The tricky part is, The 6th Day, is based in the year 2015 when XFL was done and dusted due to “massive financial losses”. However, McMahon tried to revive the league in 2018, but in 2020 got an unexpected bidder, i.e. Dwayne Johnson.
As per Giant Freakin Robot’s Nathan Kamal – “The XFL appeared in The Sixth Day as a form of product placement, but did not exist in 2015 when the movie was set; it was then revived after the fictional events of the movie, with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cultural successor Dwayne Johnson now in charge (after his old boss kept messing it up). Pretty weird, overall.”
The movie shows that in the near future, animal cloning has become routine, but they prohibit human cloning by so-called Sixth Day laws. They made the film on a budget of $82 million and earned $96 million worldwide. The movie got mixed reviews.