Mega box office star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a new movie coming out called Rampage, and in it, Johnson plays “Davis Okoye,” a quiet Nigerian primatologist who shares a special relationship with George, a silverback gorilla.
The part that may be relevant to Chiefs fans is the reasoning behind Johnson’s name choice.
Yes sir, happy you picked up on that. Since my character was adopted by a Nigerian family, I wanted his last name to pay homage to one of my all time fav @NFL football players - the “Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye. Enjoy Rampage https://t.co/08OixZNKet— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 11, 2018
Yes, the Okoye name in the film is in fact paying homage to former Chiefs running back Christian Okoye.
How cool is that?