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.
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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