ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype are in Las Vegas for this year's CinemaCon and in advance of Paramount Pictures' presentation that will include trailers and/or footage from two high-profile summer movies with connections to comics (Transformers: Age of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), they're also releasing Hercules, a take on the mythological character as played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that is based on a graphic novel as well.
A small group of journalists had a chance to sit down to talk to Dwayne about the movie and eventually someone threw it out there, asking whether the actor has been considered to maybe play John Stewart aka Green Lantern in an upcoming DC Universe movie for Warner Bros.
Instead of answering us directly, he decided to share that he has been talking with DC for many years and there's been "mutual interest" to find the right character for him to play, and he set up a fun guessing game that many of our astute readers should be able to figure out.
"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."
Johnson thought there is a possibility of an announcement by Comic-Con, but so far, there haven't been any discussions about this character appearing as a cameo in another DC movie.
Could Johnson be talking about Lobo, a character he's been mentioned in conjunction with for many years? If there are other possibilities, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
UPDATE: Or maybe it’s Black Adam? Check out what Johnson just tweeted…
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2014
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