The Rock Talks HERCULES; Says He's Not Doing LOBO

While talking about his upcoming movie Snitch, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson talked about his upcoming movie Hercules, and explained why it was his passion project. As well as said that he isn't planning on doing Lobo anymore.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 2/15/2013

MTV caught up with The Rock recently to chat about his upcoming movie Snitch. While talking about the film he was asked about Hercules where he said it's been a passion project of his ever since he came to Hollywood. He was also asked if he is still attached to play Lobo, to which he answered he is not. Check out the video below.



On His Next Shoot:
"Next shoot, is a passion project I've had on my mind ever since I got into Hollywood almost over 15 years now, Hercules. I can't wait, we are going to shoot that in Croatia and Budapest. I've been preparing for this role now for a good part of a year."


On If Brett Ratner Is Still Directing And Why Hercules Is A Passion Of His:
"It's still Brett Ratner directing, Beau Flynn producing, Paramount, and MGM are on board. For me when I was a kid Hercules was a hero of mine and there was Steve Reeves to multiple guys who have played Hercules. This man, Hercules, was always a hero of mine. So when I first got into movies I thought 'gosh I would love to do that one day.' I always felt that the version of Hercules I wanted to play, was one that was more dramatic, and more survived in baron lands. Not necessarily slick in any way, or anything like that, but it's been around and been on my mind for quite some time."


On if he is still doing Lobo:
"It' was for a minute, but then it kind of just went away. As things happen in Hollywood sometime. For a minute I was interested in it (Lobo), then it went away."


Brad Peyton had been hired by Warner Brother to write and direct Lobo. Johnson and Peyton have teamed up before on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and WB was lookingg for their chemistry in working together to carry over to Lobo. However, based on what Johnson is saying, it looks as if the Lobo movie isn't happening at all. A while back I was told that Warner Brothers was tossing around the idea of using Lobo in the Justice League movie. This now looks even more unlikely with the solo movie apparently floundering. For the latest on Hercules and Lobo, make sure to check back here at CBM.

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mumbz - 2/15/2013, 5:34 AM
good, id want a better actor if you dont mind
BANEofExistence - 2/15/2013, 6:06 AM
Thats because hes holding out for Black Adam!!!
SpideyQuad - 2/15/2013, 6:12 AM
Yeah right, a Lobo movie!

They can't even get a Flash, Wonder Woman, or any other DC character that doesn't begin with Batman or end with Superman in a movie.

Ratner will ruin this. If the rock wants to play Hercules he should knock on Marvel's door, he would be awesome versusThor
LEEE777 - 2/15/2013, 6:15 AM
That's coz



is doing it ;PPP


Hercules?

C'mon, get original, though MARVEL's Herc movie would be awesome!
LEEE777 - 2/15/2013, 6:16 AM
BANE @ Exactly man! : D
siggisuperman - 2/15/2013, 6:23 AM
haha Greyfox agreed. He was born to be Black Adam if he could stop trying to be funny and play a vicious bad guy
MrReese - 2/15/2013, 6:37 AM
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/15/2013, 6:38 AM
lol the only time where an actor is more jacked than his "comicbook" counterpart
ComicBookGoth - 2/15/2013, 6:49 AM
Leee's got it on the money.

Durand would be perfect for the Main Man.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/15/2013, 6:51 AM
Steve Reeves was the man. That is all. :)

WEJAlen20 - 2/15/2013, 6:52 AM
The Rock is going to Kill as Hercules
Hitboyj - 2/15/2013, 6:57 AM
okay is it marvel Hercules?
Seejay - 2/15/2013, 7:19 AM

Would be cool with Marvel Hercules on the big screen some day.

mctrinket - 2/15/2013, 7:21 AM
The Rock should have been/be one of the best action movie actors of all time. He has the physicality, the athleticism and the charisma to surpass the likes of Stallone and Arnold--the problem is between his ears and the movies he chooses to do, which almost resoundingly suck. I mean, how many stupid kiddie flicks is he going to do? And instead of starting new action franchises, he is injected into failing ones like Fast Five and G.I. Joe. It's just so disappointing.
spidey1994 - 2/15/2013, 7:26 AM
Get The Rock for Black Adam now!
mgeoff88 - 2/15/2013, 7:39 AM
I'm glad he's not doing Lobo. The fact a solo Lobo movie was even considered before Wonder Woman or Flash is beyond me.

I think Jeffrey Dean Morgan or LEEE's choice would be the way to go.

It's hard to be excited for Hercules with Brett Ratner directing. I have faith in The Rock though.

@Gusto Nomis is rocking the hell out of that fro! :P
DaRealDaBUU - 2/15/2013, 7:41 AM
Wish he'd be chosen to play Drax in GOTG.
Natetrix79 - 2/15/2013, 8:04 AM
You wanna see The "Serious" Rock then you better check out Faster!!! It's like an Ol' School 80's revenge flick!
Dev7 - 2/15/2013, 8:09 AM
He should have played Marvel Hercules. Makes no sense these days just doing a non comic book character that already exists as a comic book character. They would make more $$$ had they done Marvel's Hercules. What a shame.
Shamo - 2/15/2013, 8:24 AM
he'd of been a good Lobo though. oh well, get the script right then give it to Elba.
TonyCHAOSJacobs - 2/15/2013, 8:27 AM
maybe now he can play Black Adam, hopefully.
HavocPrime - 2/15/2013, 8:30 AM
Black Adam for sure, that or Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy
JatevinM - 2/15/2013, 8:37 AM
I seriously need to see him play Black Adam.
Ramiel - 2/15/2013, 9:17 AM
Rock as Drax would be awesome!
Shamo - 2/15/2013, 9:29 AM
my DC movie wish list.

1. Secret Six
2. Lobo
3. Teen Titans
4. The Question
5. Manhunter
Karloff - 2/15/2013, 9:49 AM
The Rock should be in a Marvel movie, hey Disney/Marvel you have an absolute bad ass right here for Namor! Maybe Avengers 3?
PapaMidnite - 2/15/2013, 10:16 AM
Good, Lobo is safe.
BlackFlash - 2/15/2013, 12:10 PM
People need to give the Black Adam stuff a rest. Flash and Wonder Women have yet to have a film and GL was a massive heap of sh!t, and to top it all off Superman has been given a fresh start, do you really think a Captain Marvel/Shazam film will be made after the Man Of Steel himself is back in action. You guys can keep dreaming but by the time that happens Marvel would have gotten through phase 3 and we will be seeing a grey haired Tony Stark.
Superman1974 - 2/15/2013, 12:15 PM
Rock I truly enjoy your flicks but you were wrong for the part of LOBO dude sorry, cant wait to see G.I-Joe, F6 and Herc but I will be LOBO in the Movie... jijijijijiji
batman1216 - 2/15/2013, 12:44 PM
Why are people hating on the Rock. He is actually a very good actor and very dependable. I feel he has long washed off the wrestling stigma and has proven to be a very good actor. He is no DeNiro, but I think he is a better actor then Schwarzenneger ever was. Maybe comparable to Stallone and Willis, but he needs some better parts.
JULEZ13 - 2/15/2013, 12:55 PM
Damn, The Rock's age is definitely starting to show in this video!

Thank God he won't be playing Lobo! He isn't right for the role and isn't a good enough actor. Even better is that this movie has been moved to the way side by WB. They have no business making a Lobo movie when they have the members of the JL who have yet to be portrayed on the big screen in live action.
kemuael - 2/15/2013, 2:46 PM
RON PEARLMAN AS LOBO!!!!
ComicFan1134 - 2/15/2013, 3:07 PM
Ron Perlman?!!? No, He Is An Awesome Actor, But Not Lobo...
youngavengers - 2/15/2013, 3:20 PM
the rock as look cage if you bring it up to him he would love to do it
marvel72 - 2/15/2013, 3:50 PM
warner/dc ain't got anything planned after man of steel just a batman reboot(yawn!).

you've got no chance in seeing lobo on the big screen.
RetroFit - 2/15/2013, 4:19 PM
So, is he going to get driven mad by Hera and murder his entire family like in the myth? I haven't seen a representation of Hercules YET that was even CLOSE to the actual mythological character and stories. Not even close!
loki668 - 2/16/2013, 12:46 AM
The Rock better be in top shape to have to carry an anchor like Ratner around. He better be prepared the elements as well. Around Bret Ratner, the weather is always 90 degrees and "douchey".

Lord Loki has spoken
soaponapope - 2/16/2013, 1:59 AM
after god of war 3 i will never see Hercules the same, as, well, the biggest hercules ever. even had kevin sorbo as the voice.

GUNGRAVE1 - 2/16/2013, 10:47 AM
The roc would have been good as lobo.

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