[Movies] Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Claims He's In Talks To Play A DC Superhero
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.25.2014
But which one?
In an interview with Superhero Hype at CinemaCon, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed that he has been talking with DC Comics for several years about playing a superhero and there is "mutual interest" to find the right character for him to play.
When asked if he was being considered to play Green Lantern John Stewart, he said: "Like everyone here in the room, I love superheroes, and we've been having ongoing discussions, myself and DC, for years about the right character. What would the right character be? And that's another thing, too. It just had to be right. I won't tell you who it is, but I'll tell you the three qualities we're looking for and I'll let you guys figure it out, This is going to be fun. Here are the three qualities:
The first quality we were looking for is that he had to be extremely complex and have a lot going on and what that does for me as an actor and for the studio, just gives us space that we can explore his complexities. The other quality is that the character we were looking for had to be well known but never brought to life. That does, again as an actor, is that it gives me a little bit of space and it just gives me a chance to put an imprint into his personality with the set of tools that I can bring to the table and put a very unique twist on his personality but still pay homage to who he is. The third thing and most important is that he had to be a badass mother***ker and on a Superman level of power where he could throw down. In those three qualities, I'm happy we've found that character and right now we're out to a lot of writers."
He said it's possible that there will be an announcement by Comic-Con, but there haven't been discussions of the character appearing in a cameo in another DC movie. It's possible he's talking about Lobo, which he has been linked to in the past. However, he just wrote the following on Twitter:
Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Black Adam are my fav superheroes, but GL's already been made and stamped. #RockTalk@CFitzyy