Dwayne Johnson In Talks With Warner Brothers For Unnamed DC Film
The facts? Both he and WB are interested in working together on a DC project. Pretty bland so far right? Well lets start the rampant speculation already!
What movie could it be? What movie are WB desperately trying to scramble together for a finished product by 2015? What movie have they been drip feeding casting information about for the past 3 months or so…? I reckon we can safely assume that we’re looking at talks regarding casting for Batman VS Superman.
The next big question – what character will he be playing? Now if this had been 5 or 6 years ago then we might be able to assume that Mr Johnson was trying to hang on the coat tails of the movie and take a minor role to get himself some exposure. But at this point, the big guy doesn’t really need the exposure. He’s an A-List movie star. He made it to the Forbes Rich List at #25 in June 2013. One place higher than Ryan Seacrest – a man notorious for the amount of money he makes in Hollywood. My point is thus – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a big deal, and only a significant role is going to be of interest to him. The very fact that he has tweeted this is indicates to me that he’s interested.
Here’s my favourite choices of characters:
Cyborg – A member of the Justice League in the recently launched “New 52” universe. He’s a high school football star with scientist father. One day he turns up at his fathers lab and gets a big part of his body destroyed in an accident. To save his life his father subjects his sons body to a cyborg enhancement process to turn him into, yep, a Cyborg.
I don’t think The Rock would really fit into the character at Origin stage but an older version of the character could go down quite well with The Rock in place.
Lobo – I’m not really sure how to sum up Lobo, but I’ll try. He’s a sociopathic alien with super strength and a galactic motorcycle and he likes to get drunk and fight. Either way, I think this character is a little out there for Batman Vs Superman. But The Rock would dominate this character!
Darkseid – Again, an alien but this time one who is intent on destroying the universe as we know it. In “The New 52” Darkseid has already made one attempt to destroy us but was defeated by the Justice League – he helped cement the team together by making them realise that only together could they have defeated him (He broke Green Lanterns arm and badly injured Supes). This is likely to be a character much like Thanos in the Marvel Universe though – one that would be introduced initially as a side story and developed though further Justice League movies (come on, we know it’s gonna happen).
Posted on January 1, 2014, in Comic Books, Film and tagged batman vs superman, cyborg, darkseid, dc, dwayne johnson, dwayne the rock johnson, lobo, the rock, Warner Brothers, wb. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.