Early on in the pandemic, John Krasinski made wholesome headlines with his home-made web series, Some Good News. Then, he sold it to Viacom CBS. The show went on hiatus for the summer and fall, but it’s back in time for Christmas with a holiday special featuring a special cameo from Dwayne “Dwanta Claus” Johnson.
The episode features the usual nice news the show is known for, including George Clooney stepping into the recurring “weatherman” role on the show, but the real news is about Johnson and why he dropped by.
Widowed father Jay Abel tweeted at Johnson. Abel was selling a bunch of his comics memorabilia so that he could afford Christmas presents for his kids, and asked Johnson for a retweet. Johnson, though, was having none of that. Johnson joined the call wearing a Santa hat labeled “Dwanta,” and told Abel that he should hang onto his collectibles, because Dwanta is going to buy everything on the kids’ Christmas lists, including an Xbox Series X for Abel’s 11-year-old son.
Johnson wasn’t done, though. He invited Abel out to California for a post-Pandemic visit to the set of his upcoming comic book movie, Black Adam, and promised his working script to Abel, signed and leatherbound.
The clip above jumps in when Krasinski’s interview with Abel begins. When Johnson isn’t swooping in to make a nerd’s dreams come true, he’s working on a show about wrestling for HBO, a sitcom about his younger years for NBC, rebooting Scorpion King, struggling to fit into expensive cars, and working on Black Adam for DC and Warner Bros.