A small group of journalists had a chance to sit down to talk to Dwayne about Hercules at CinemaCon and eventually someone just 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.
Fortune favors the bold right?
But instead of answering them 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 laid out some clues:
“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.”
Later he tweeted this:
According to the tweet below he says no to Green Lantern, but doesn’t deny Black Adam and refers to him as one of his favorite superhero. Was this a slip?
According to SHH Johnson thought there is a possibility of an announcement by Comic-Con. And that so far there haven’t been any discussions about this character appearing as a cameo in another DC movie.
Could The Rock be talking about Black Adam or maybe Lobo? I find it hard to believe you don’t use The Rock as a hero and build a franchise around him. I’m thinking maybe Martian Manhunter or Shazam.
I really like the idea of a kid yelling Shazam and becoming The Rock, that would be my first choice.
What do you think?