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Dwayne Johnson appears in new ‘Rampage’ trailer

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2017

    Dwayne Johnson participates in a photo call for “Jumanji” on Oahu in 2017.

Like George, the silverback gorilla his primatologist character befriends in the new movie “Rampage,” Dwayne Johnson just keeps getting bigger.

His family comedy “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” released in December, is still doing major box-office business, and the Super Bowl Sunday trailer for his summer action flick, “Skyscraper,” has earned high marks. But before that release, there’s “Rampage,” based on a popular video game.

The latest trailer features new footage of George as well as other creatures that swell to Godzilla-like proportions and wreak havoc. It also includes Johnson’s trademark sly, raised-eyebrow humor: “Of course, the wolf flies,” he deadpans of one monster.

Malin Akerman is introduced as one of the film’s villains, a corporate shark behind Project Rampage, “the next chapter in genetic selection.” Gigantic crocodiles — what could possibly go wrong? (An airplane getting chomped out of the sky, for one.)

“Let’s go save the world,” Johnson’s gorilla whisperer declares. It’s a safe bet that Johnson will succeed — and save the worldwide box office again when “Rampage” invades theaters on April 20.

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