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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules. The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and...

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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules.
The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and MGM, following months of negotiations.
It will be based on the graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars', and has been adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studios.
Even Spiliotopoulos also contributed to the script, Deadline.com reports.
The comic tells the tale of Hercules working with the Thracian army to turn them into one of the most ruthless in the world.
Production is expected to take part in early 2013.
Dwayne is well known for taking on alpha-male roles, having previously taken part in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and playing a character named Roadblock in the forthcoming 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'.
He has a number of big roles lined up, including a part in body-building movie 'Pain and Gain' and a rumoured part in 'Arabian Nights' playing Sinbad.

 
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An Introduction to SHAZAM: What Is Dwayne Johnson’s Superhero Debut All About?

Aug 23 2014 9:33am CDT | Source: Collider

SHAZAM!  With the recent word that Dwayne Johnson will most likely be playing a major role in an upcoming Warner Brothers. adaptation of the comic character Shazam aka Captain Marvel, now seems like a good time to go over what this comic involves, exactly.  Including who is “The Big Red Cheese”, his arch nemesis Black Adam, and which stories are the best “go-to’s” to learn more about both of these characters.  At prese ...
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Best of the Week: 'Ant-Man' First Look, 'Goonies' Action Figures, Adult Comic Book Movies and More

Aug 22 2014 7:01pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News We got our first look at Paul Rudd as a superhero in Ant-Man. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson can't decide if he wants to be a DC superhero or villain.  Johnny Depp and his daughter will be in Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers. Ving Rhames will be back for Mission: Impossible 5. Director David Yates will be back for another Harry Potter movie.   Julianne Moore will be in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay ...
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Dwayne Johnson Talks Shazam Again

Aug 19 2014 9:53pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

But which role will he take, assuming it works out?Though Warner Bros. has been reluctant to confirm anything officially – presumably because details still need to be worked out, contracts signed and press releases written – it would seem Dwayne Johnson is eager to keep being a one-man PR unit for his potential role as someone from the DC Comics title Shazam.Talking at a news conference in Mexico City where he was stumping for Hercules, Johnson told the gathered m ...
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The Rock is starring in DC’s ‘Shazam’… as the villain? An investigation

Aug 19 2014 5:39pm CDT | Source: popwatch

As Warner Bros. continues its slow-but-steady-but-really-quite-fast expansion of the DC cinematic universe, rumors have been swir ...
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The Rock is starring in DC's 'Shazam'... as the villain? An investigation

Aug 19 2014 5:39pm CDT | Source: ew

As Warner Bros. continues its slow-but-steady-but-really-quite-fast expansion of the DC cinematic universe, rumors have been swirling that Dwayne Joh ...
Source: ew   Full article at: ew
 

 
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Dwayne Johnson Says He’ll Play Role in ‘Shazam’

Aug 19 2014 4:42pm CDT | Source: Variety

Dwayne Johnson has stated that he will play a role in an upcoming Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movie about the superhero Shazam, according to the Associated Press. However, the question of which role he will play is still up for debate. During a news conference in Mexico City to promote “Hercules,” Johnson told AP that he... Read more » ...
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Dwayne Johnson says he'll play DC superhero Shazam -- or his nemesis

Aug 19 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: la times

Dwayne Johnson has a tough decision on his hands: whether to wield the power of the DC Comics superhero Shazam or that of his arch nemesis, Black Adam. ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Shere Khan in ‘The Jungle Book: Origins’

Aug 19 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Hollywood dueling is alive and well, with this year having marked the release of both Millenium Films’ The Legend of Hercules and Paramount/MGM’s Hercules. The latter movie ultimately won at the box office, in no small part due to having Dwayne Johnson as the lead, but there’s already another set of movie twins on the horizon. Next in line to keep us all confused is Disney’s live-action rendition of The Jungle Book, dir ...
Source: Screen Rant   Full article at: Screen Rant
 

 
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The Rock Mulling Over Shazam Characters

Aug 19 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Dwayne Johnson has made it pretty clear that he's planning on starring in a "Shazam" movie for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics. What has been confusing is the question of which role will he play - the hero Shazam (aka. Captain Marvel) or the villain Black Adam. Out doing press for "Hercules" in Mexico, Johnson revealed the reason for the confusion - it hasn't been decided yet. Johnson tells ...
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Dwayne Johnson Can't Choose: Shazam or Black Adam for DC Comics

Aug 19 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: First Showing

Before Comic-Con, action star Dwayne Johnson was teasing some kind of role based on a DC Comics property that hadn't yet been brought to the big screen. Johnson offered the hint that his character has "the power of Superman," which immediately led to fans guessing that Shazam would be the role. However, it sounds like Johnson has his choice of what DC Comics character he'll bring to life. Speak ...
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