Rock is back in the Rock series, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcing that Rock Hall of Famer Paul Reubens will write the new Rock theme song for the fifth installment of the franchise.
The Rock theme will be written by Rock Hall member Mike Zullo, who worked with Reubans on the last two films in the series.
The theme song will be a Rock Hall favorite, and Reubons first songwriting credit will be shared with his brother, Rock Hall co-founder Michael Reuben.
“I’m so happy that I got the chance to work with this guy,” Rock said of Zullos new work.
“He’s been a true rock and roll icon for so many years.
I was just honored to work on this with him.
It’s a great honor.”
Rock will return as the voice of Rocky Balboa in the fifth film, which is slated to arrive on home video in 2020.
The fourth film in the franchise, The Rock and Rocky, was released in 2008 and starred Benicio Del Toro and Michael B. Jordan as the titular duo, who were in their early 20s when the first movie came out.
The fifth installment will follow the Rock’s adventures as he tries to become a rock star and a father to his son Rocky Balba, who is now an adult in the movies.
Rock has written more than 50 songs for the franchise and has also written songs for such blockbusters as Jurassic World, Deadpool, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Rock’s career has been inextricably linked to the Rock franchise, with his music videos and music videos for songs like “The Sound of Music” and “Rocky Balboa” also playing at the box office.
The series also has had an off-the-wall influence on modern pop culture, as Rock is the co-creator of the iconic song “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
The Rock franchise has been a huge financial success with Rock’s lyrics, and in 2018 the Rock Hall announced that Reubets first music video, entitled “I Love Rock” would be released in 2021.