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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Rock To Star In DC Comic Movie!

For years, Dwayne Johnson, also known as his famous professional wrestling persona The Rock, has been in talks with Warner Bros. and DC Comics to play one of the many superheroes in DC's vast library of characters in a big onscreen movie. For a while things were buzzing about him possibly starring in a Lobo movie, and then things went quiet.

That was until recently. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has confirmed that he is set to play a DC Comics character for an upcoming movie in the works. The only problem is that both the movie and the character so far remain mysterious. 

When questioned about it at CinemaCon, Dwayne Johnson was reluctant to just come right out and say it, but according to comingsoon.net, he up for a guessing game. Here's what he had to say: 

"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," Johnson said. "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."


Speculations about this are already running around the cyber world. Many are still speculating that the character is still Lobo, as the character is complex and, believe it or not, stronger than Superman.

However, many are saying it's Black Adam, especially since Mr. Johnson recently answered a question tweeted by a fan with:

"Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Black Adam are my fav superheroes, but GL's already been made and stamped."

The original question asked if he was up for the role of Green Lantern but made no mention of Black Adam....Hmmm? 

But here's the thing: Black Adam isn't exactly well-known. He's not really an ubber popular comic character, but Johnson does look a lot like the comic character and Black Adam is on a Superman level of power.

It also sounds like The Rock will be playing a Superman villain, or why make the mention that he needs to be on the same level of power and be able to throw down? Could he be Darkseid or Doomsday? 

I guess we'll have to see, but it's definitely something to keep an eye out for.
  

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