Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made a surprising announcement today (Dec 31) on his annual end-of-year #RockTalk, a surprisingly geology free Q&A session that he holds on Twitter. When asked by a fan what comic book character he’d like to play on the big screen, the top grossing actor for 2013 answered without really answering. However, what he did say is a hell of a lot more interesting.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 31, 2013
Now Johnson has long been a goto for comic book to movie rumors and has also been attached to more than a few projects in the past. The former wrestler turned action star was onboard with Peter Segal’s apparently shelved Shazam/Captain Marvel project (as the villainous Black Adam) and he’s also stated in the past that he’d be up to star as DC’s main man, the alien bounty hunter known as Lobo, another project that has since fallen into limbo.
So what has The Rock and DC been cooking? Are either of the previously mentioned projects back in motion? Why did I make such a hacky shoe horned reference to his old catch phrase?
Obviously we can’t speculate too much since it was a just single tweet (however I am guessing the rumors of The Rock as Lex Luthor are already starting, since… hey… he IS bald and the internet says all bald actors are up for the role.)
Think Dwayne Johnson might have a spot in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman & Superman: Friendship is Magic movie or should the Rock step into the tights of someone else from the DC Universe?
Not even making a joke… he’d be great as Metallo or maybe even Bizzaro, but that is mainly because I’d really love to see either of those characters make the leap to the big screen.