But, it looks like he has again changed his mind.
In an interview with a leading US publication, Johnson said, "I couldn't do both [make movies and run for President]. Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we're developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024."
Though Johnson had political ambitions on his mind, he never set out to start a viral guessing game of whether or not he will run for president.
"It all started out of the blue. It was never something that I trumpetted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, 'This is what I'm going to do,' but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, 'We're not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run.' In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it. That's where I'm at right now - I'm well aware politics is not the business I'm in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can," noted Johnson.
The star added, "I'm continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times - which I don't feel our presidency is currently doing - so that's where I'm at."
The 'Ballers' star is playing with the idea purely because of his loyalty to the American people, which he has displayed through his genuine relationship to his 175 million followers across social media platforms.
The actor explained, "I care deeply about our country, and I care deeply about our people - especially now. Decency matters and being a decent human being matters, and character matters, and leadership matters."
It should be noted that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who recently got a star on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame', will be next seen in Brad Peyton's 'Rampage' alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Joe Manganiello.
The flick is slated to hit US theatres on April 20, 2018. (ANI)