The Rock Wants to Play Hercules, Backs out of Lobo

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While promoting his new movie, Snitch, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talked a little about playing Greek hero Hercules, while also spilling some disappointing news about the hoped-for Lobo movie.

The Rock said he will next play Hercules, something that he said is a passion project. Hercules is the son of Zeus and a mortal woman who is famous for his strength and the classical stories of the “Labors of Hercules.”

“Next shoot, is a passion project I’ve had on my mind ever since I got into Hollywood almost over 15 years now, Hercules,” Johnson said. “I can’t wait, we are going to shoot that in Croatia and Budapest. I’ve been preparing for this role now for a good part of a year.”

Johnson is one of the busiest men in Hollywood. After Snitch hits in February, he has G.I. Joe: Retaliation in March, Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain in April, and Fast & Furious 6 in May. Now, he is preparing to play Hercules.

However, one disappointing bit of news is that Johnson has decided not to take on the role of DC Comics antihero Lobo. That was one of a number of comic book properties Johnson was rumored for.

“It’ was for a minute, but then it kind of just went away,” Johnson said of Lobo. As things happen in Hollywood sometime. For a minute I was interested in it, then it went away.”

 While playing Lobo would have been a fun role, I still want to see him take on the role of Black Adam in a Captain Marvel movie.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
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