First Official HERCULES Stills Feature Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As The Titular Warrior

The first trailer for Brett Ratner's taker on the Hercules: The Thracian Wars graphic novel will be with us this coming Tuesday, and ahead of that USA Today have debuted these first official stills from the movie. See The Rock roar like a demigod after the jump.

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Here's what Johnson had to say about a particular scene that made him feel that he was "born" for the role. "It's when Hercules breaks through the chains and becomes the demi-god he was born to be," he tells the site. "I was actually yelling with all the power I could muster, 'I am Hercules!' I gave it my all and made myself pass out every time we did it. But I honestly felt in that moment that I was born to play this role."  Much more at the link below.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.


Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann. The film is set to hit theaters July 25th, 2014.
Source: USA Today
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MrCBM56 - 3/23/2014, 6:25 PM
That's cool. Can't wait to see the trailer.
MrCBM56 - 3/23/2014, 6:26 PM
He kinda looks like a darker version of Hugh Jackman from The Wolverine.
MrReese - 3/23/2014, 6:31 PM
Cool.Whens the trailer drop?
TheRationalNerd - 3/23/2014, 6:32 PM
Seeing him as Hercules makes me want to see a live action God of War movie sooooooo bad!!
HavocPrime - 3/23/2014, 6:32 PM
It does look a lot better than the other one that did come out.
batz11 - 3/23/2014, 6:34 PM
Guy could at least bulk-up some before taking on the titular role ;)
SuperDude001 - 3/23/2014, 6:35 PM
Think this will at least be better than that 3D one that just coming out. That looks awful. This strangely reminds me of the old Kevin Sorbo series, so hopefully it'll be good.
batz11 - 3/23/2014, 6:36 PM
...and titular is Josh's word, ha, ha
ALmazing - 3/23/2014, 6:36 PM
Brett Ratner

Reaction GIF: disgust, what the [frick]?
ALegendaryPanda - 3/23/2014, 6:38 PM
Already better than The Legend of Hercules.
Batmaniac - 3/23/2014, 6:38 PM
Now that's a Hercules!
Batmaniac - 3/23/2014, 6:39 PM
Lol @ ALmights gif.
SuperCat - 3/23/2014, 6:39 PM
Tuesday?! Nice :)
Jer3miah - 3/23/2014, 6:40 PM
That armor looks like cheese. I was hoping for something a tad bit more edgy...
ShawnMadden - 3/23/2014, 6:40 PM
This looks like a film by Brett Ratner that I'll enjoy. That felt weird to say.
IMNOTU - 3/23/2014, 6:40 PM
Brett Ratner is the worst. The. Worst.
MrReese - 3/23/2014, 6:41 PM
@COREYxYEROC obviously not. :( XD
Minato - 3/23/2014, 6:41 PM
So he’s actually going to have a face in this movie and not just a series of shots of the back of his head
DrunkenNukem - 3/23/2014, 6:41 PM
So...no news about him being Green Lantern or Shazam or Darkseid?
DrunkenNukem - 3/23/2014, 6:42 PM
Jhon Hurt?..Ian Mcshane???..The rock??.. well done lads...im gonna watch this..
Minato - 3/23/2014, 6:44 PM
victoryismine82 - 3/23/2014, 6:44 PM
this movie is going to be unintentionally hilarious
Prime - 3/23/2014, 6:45 PM
Cool
SuperDude001 - 3/23/2014, 6:45 PM
IMNOTU @ Really? The worst? Not Uwe Boll? Not Michael Bay? Not Mark Steven Johnson?
McGee - 3/23/2014, 6:47 PM
He's got the lion cape/cowl? Good....good.

McGee - 3/23/2014, 6:48 PM
Bret Ratner directing? And no Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker? No....no.

THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/23/2014, 6:48 PM
Cool
arsonjack - 3/23/2014, 6:51 PM
love rush hour
thewolfx - 3/23/2014, 6:51 PM
Yup thats hercules


Toobad ratner will [frick] it up
Kyos - 3/23/2014, 6:51 PM
I'm always surprised when I see Dwayne's face in these pictures, because for some reason I expect to see Manu Bennet. Wtf? (0_0)'
SpiderManFan54 - 3/23/2014, 6:53 PM
This movie could actually be cool
sKeemAn - 3/23/2014, 6:54 PM
it looks a lot better than that Hercules crap a couple of months ago.
MightyZeus - 3/23/2014, 6:55 PM
Yes but it's Brett Ratner. I enjoyed the Rush Hour films and i love Red Dragon but lately his films havent been doing so well with the box office and critics wise for example Tower Heist.

Will this be Bratner's come back film or will it bomb?
Dustellar - 3/23/2014, 6:56 PM
Missy - 3/23/2014, 7:01 PM
Isn't this going to be a realistic take on Hercule's myth? If so, I don't know how I feel about it. Might watch it just for fun.
revloveR - 3/23/2014, 7:05 PM
can't wait to see the rock break some ass.
case - 3/23/2014, 7:07 PM
I have a feeling this is gonna be a guilty pleasure...
Moohika - 3/23/2014, 7:10 PM
That second image

Samoan Thor
RRA - 3/23/2014, 7:12 PM
Good thing for Mr. Ratner, his movie is guaranteed to NOT be the worst Hercules movie of 2014 thanks to Renny Harlin's complete dog LEGEND OF HERCULES. Jesus Christ that one was truely bad!

You know how fanboys whine how terrible the recent Marvel movies or MOS were? Show this to them, and this will break them.
GodzillaKart - 3/23/2014, 7:35 PM
Screaming Rock in period clothes....I know nothing new about this film.
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