Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘,’The Scorpion King’) might finally be playing one of DC’s characters on the big screen. He’s already hinted that he has been in talks to play a character in the DC cinematic universe for years now. He has swapped back and forth from possibly playing Lobo to not playing Lobo to playing the Gravedigger or John Stewart’s Green Lantern. Nothing has come of it. Last December, however, Johnson was once again meeting with DC and in a recent tweet once again throw out a Green Lantern themed tease.
So is that who we will see him as?
Well he won’t come out and say quite yet, but he had this 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. 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.”
That could easily keep it in line with previous picks of Green Lantern or Lobo. However, there is another name in the mix who has never previously been brought up. So who could it be? Well apparently his second favorite DC superhero also fits the qualities he is looking for as he tweeted:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2014
Could we be seeing a Black Adam movie? That really feels more in line with the recent ‘Man of Steel‘ film if they plan on making a universe based off of that. While Lobo would be a really fun character to see The Rock tackle, he doesn’t feel as if he would fit the tone of the current film.
Do you think Johnson would make a good Black Adam? Is there any other roles that you’d love to see him up for? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Coming Soon