TWILIGHT Star Kellan Lutz On How His Take On HERCULES Differs To That Of The Rock

There are two movies featuring Hercules coming out in 2014. Renny Harlin's Hercules 3D and Brett Ratner's Hercules. In the following interview, Kellan Lutz talks about how his take on the character will differ to that of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/8/2013
It's fair to say that of the two Hercules movies coming out in 2014, the one starring Dawyne "The Rock" Johnson is far more appealing than the 3D version which will feature Twilight's Kellan Lutz taking on the title role. However, with the director of Die Hard 2 at the helm, it does stand a chance of giving Brett Ratner's take on the iconic hero a run for its money. Talking to Crave Online recently, here's what the actor had to say about how he feels his version differs to that of The Rock's and also his costume and whether his Hercules will have any "mythological powers" at his disposal.


"No, no, and I love The Rock. I grew up watching wrestling. He’s such a great actor. I wish them the best. They have a great cast but the story is completely different. He’s much older and our Hercules is the man’s journey from him being a boy to a man, and it’s very real and human. Our character goes through being lovestruck and then heartbroken and then anguish and loneliness, sadness and remorse. It’s really a story about a man, a man and the journey to get back to his love. So it’s not a man with super powers. A man not understanding the strengths that he does have and he’s in denial because he doesn’t believe in gods at first and doesn’t believe that he’s the son of Zeus and just really feels rejected by who he thinks is his father. It’s just really going through the story of what a normal boy would go through and the situation that he’s forced into.

"You know what, I wish I had the long blonde locks. I was really fighting for that just because I always envisioned Hercules as that but we have so many fight scenes that are beyond epic. And riding a horse, if it’s not your natural hair, it’d be a lot of work and we don’t have time for that. So my look’s just, I have short hair in this. It’s very cropped and manly. Well, even Renny [Harlin] himself, he’s like, “Kellan, I don’t want you getting bigger. Just get your abs to pop more.” I’m like, “All right, cool.” And I like being bigger. Even I saw Hercules as this giant guy, but the powers that he harnesses, it’s not like he’s throwing bears into the sky or really fighting off any of the monsters like Clash of the Titans or anything like that. It’s really just Gladiator pretty much."


Source: Crave Online
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flames809 - 5/8/2013, 12:17 PM
i like it
Curmudgeon - 5/8/2013, 12:21 PM
"So... Hercules... I've got good news and bad news."
"Oh yes?"
"The good news is, they're making two more movies about you!"
"That is GOOD!"
"But they're being directed by Renny Harlin and Bret Ratner."
"... [frick]."
sephiroth211 - 5/8/2013, 12:22 PM
This movie has stank written all over it. I'll wait to come down on it too hard, but I really don't see this being any better then those god awful Clash movies. Why in the hell can't Hollyweird do Greek myth right anymore?
DioFoRio - 5/8/2013, 12:25 PM
cast a greek...like me...Call it PudgieLes
jlabatman - 5/8/2013, 12:26 PM
Difference between him and the Rock, Lutz sparkles in the sunlight like the twinkler he is! This sounds like absolute shit!
TheBeard - 5/8/2013, 12:29 PM
Marvel should have their hercules show up in cap 2 next year and make it a 3 way
TheBeard - 5/8/2013, 12:34 PM
@Gusto agreed
jasonicus - 5/8/2013, 12:35 PM
They should just rename it 'Box Office Poison'. Seriously, A Ratner film about Hercules starring some skinny kid from Twilight? Holy crap.
ElDarkside - 5/8/2013, 12:48 PM
So what he's saying is that his version is for the twihard-ons and the Rock one is for the rest of us...

I'll probly check out the rock one since he's the effin MAN!!! And this kid is a skinny dork...
Tony93 - 5/8/2013, 12:50 PM
will they have the same title? 2 hercules movies in the same year? [frick]ing stupid
MotionPictureFilms - 5/8/2013, 1:16 PM
@jasonicus- I'll agree that twilight is total shit but lutz ain't a skinny kid, he's pretty huge
JoeMomma29 - 5/8/2013, 1:19 PM
Actually that is tough because The Rock is the $hit but no powers. Then you got the freakin Twilight actor who is crap and is going to have the mythical powers. Talk about stupid!!!
Tevii - 5/8/2013, 1:32 PM
DavisCameron- no he's pretty small.... And feminine

But it seems like this movie is going for the female audiences in every way, so maybe it will work. But I'm pretty sure the Rocks will be better for the men.
thunderforce - 5/8/2013, 1:37 PM
The only take on Herc I want to see is Marvel's .
nach1wan - 5/8/2013, 2:08 PM
i dont know which hercules will suck more, probably this one
spiderclone - 5/8/2013, 2:10 PM
c'mon guys the last decent hercules movie was disneys, the last live action one was attrocious and that starred schwarzenegger himself
spiderclone - 5/8/2013, 2:10 PM
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spiderclone - 5/8/2013, 2:12 PM
my point is they will both tank. sorry didnt add that
ScabbyJ - 5/8/2013, 2:13 PM
Brett Ratner isn't that bad. Sure he directed X3, Tower Heist and a Movie 43 short, but he also directed the Rush Hour trilogy, Money Talks and Red Dragon. So he's got range.

BUT... The only way these will work is if they give them completely different names. Drop "Hercules" and calling it "The Son of Zeus" or something.
nonserviam - 5/8/2013, 2:59 PM
Which ever 1 has the Kevin Sorbo cameo will be the 1 to watch.
ratthawks - 5/8/2013, 5:33 PM
Sounds like a twightlight version....pus!
MCMLXXXII - 5/8/2013, 8:51 PM
"bear into the sky"? is that a Hulk TV series reference?
novaprime - 5/8/2013, 9:02 PM
Eddie Brock Y Not!!!

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