It’s the role Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been preparing for his entire life. Maybe. According to Variety, Johnson is currently in talks to star in Brett Ratner’s “Hercules.”
Although the report doesn’t state what role Rocky would play, it’s almost certainly has to be the Greek god, right? (Could you even imagine a “Hercules” movie starring the Rock where he played someone other than Hercules?)
The movie is being adapted from the 2008 graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian War.”
Johnson, who’s currently starring in “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” obviously won’t need to do much preparation for the role. (Get it? It’s because he’s already very muscular — like Hercules!) Of course, whether he has time remains to be seen: in addition to press rounds for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (out this summer), Johnson is starring in Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain” as well as the eventual sequel to “Fast Five.” It’s a schedule that even he admitted was tight.
“Unfortunately, we have a very small window of time to shoot ['Pain and Gain'] before I go off and film ‘Fast Six,’” he recently told Moviefone.
“Hercules” would be Ratner’s first film since “Tower Heist.”