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     USA TODAY

The Rock could have totally rescued the Oscars from its host crisis, action-hero style.

But Dwayne Johnson insists were too busy on "Jumanji 2" after being the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' top pick to host the Feb. 24 show

"I was their first choice to host this year," Johnson said on Twitter Wednesday. "My goal was to make it the most fun and entertaining Oscars ever. We all tried hard, but couldn't make it work since I shooting" Jumanji. " "

It was not to be. Johnson said both he and the Academy "were super bummed" that it couldn't work out.

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The Academy did not respond to USA TODAY's request for comment on the Rock's revelations

What ended up happening is a sad season of awards season.

Johnson's "Jumanji 2" co-star Kevin Hart apparently did not have the same filming conflicts. Dwayne Johnson, arriving at the 2015 Oscars, could have brought some swagger as well as Oscars host. He was too busy on "Jumanji 2." "width =" 540 "data-mycapture-src =" "data-mycapture-sm-src =" “/>

Dwayne Johnson, arriving at the 2015 Oscars, could have brought some swagger as an Oscar host. He was too busy on 'Jumanji 2.' (Photo: Vince Bucci / Invision / AP)