Super Bowl LVI will be a star-studded affair, not only on the field, with Joe Burrow airing it out against Matthew Stafford; but on stage, with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg among those headlining a jam-packed halftime show. The pre-game festivities will also have extra star power, as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set for a special appearance on the SoFi Stadium turf ahead of kickoff.
"After all these years," Johnson tweeted this week, "my football dream of standing on the Super Bowl field has finally come true. This will be historic. This will be my honor. This will be electrifying. I'll see you this Sunday!"
Access Hollywood reports the actor, businessman and former WWE star will help narrate NBC's pre-game show and tease "Super Gold Sunday" -- with coverage of both the Super Bowl and 2022 Winter Olympics airing Sunday -- before taking the field to give a "pre-kickoff speech" ahead of the Bengals-Rams showdown.
Johnson, who played football for the University of Miami before rising to fame as a pro wrestler, previously made a Super Bowl appearance in 2020, when he introduced Chiefs and 49ers players ahead of Super Bowl LIV in Miami. "The Rock" has had a growing relationship with pro football of late, producing and starring in HBO's Ballers series, appearing this year on Peyton and Eli Manning's "Monday Night Football" broadcast and becoming co-owner of the revived XFL, which is set to return in 2023.
Some have speculated Johnson will also use his pre-game Super Bowl appearance to promote Black Adam (2022), his upcoming DC Comics superhero movie.