Can We Rule Out LOBO For Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?
A few days ago, while he was attending Cinemacon to promote his new movie Hercules, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dropped some hints about another character he might be playing. Fans have known for a while that he has been working with Warner Brothers and DC comics to find the right comic book role, and while we have had plenty of hints no one quite knows who he is going to play.
The criteria that The Rock laid down led many people to believe that he was a lock for Lobo. Johnson had previously been attached to Lobo when Journey 2 director Brad Peyton was set to tackle the project. However, that project was scrapped, but with Johnson’s comments many thought DC was reviving it.
One site that thought that it was a lock for him to be Lobo was BadAssDigest. They were at the round table where The Rock made his comments, and quickly deduced that he was indeed circling back around Lobo. But about two hours after they posted their piece they were contacted by two, who they call “good”, sources who told them Johnson was NOT playing Lobo.
So who is it? The Rock himself, even though he’s been teasing it quite extensively, has denied that he is playing John Stewart AKA the third Green Lantern. He said during one of his Twitter Rock Talks, “Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Black Adam are my fav superheroes, but GL’s already been made and stamped.” But what if he’s not interested in playing a hero? One of the sources that denied he was playing Lobo to BadAssDigest also posed that question asking the site, “Why does it have to be a hero?”
So let the speculation begin. There have been numerous suggestions for The Rock in terms of bad guys he could play with Darkseid being one or even Doomsday. Or maybe they will bring it full circle and give him the chance to play a character he has been attached to way back when and who he mentioned as one of his favorites comic characters, Black Adam.
The Rock said they were looking for a writer for his project and also mentioned that while he could cameo in Batman Vs. Superman, although he and Warner Brothers have not talked about it. I for one find it hard to believe they would take a big box office draw like The Rock and not make him the central focus of a movie as a hero. However, this is Hollyweird, and maybe they are looking to capture the magic that Tom Hiddleston was able to with Loki, and translate that to a DC movie. Whatever happens with The Rock and DC, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy and we will keep you up to date.
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Source : BadAssDigest