UPDATE: Kellan Lutz Tries To Act Tough In This New Poster For THE LEGEND OF HERCULES

Summit Entertainment has released a new international one-sheet from their upcoming take on Hercules, but it seems fairly obvious that the Renny Harlin helmed release (starring Kellan Lutz as the Greek legend) won't prove a threat to the one starring Dwayne Johnson "The Rock"...

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By anthonyEstark - 1/2/2014

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

Hercules: The Legend Begins stars Kellan Lutz as Hercules, Scott Adkins as King Amphitryon, Liam McIntyre as Sotiris, Johnathon Schaech as Tarak, Gaia Weiss as Hebe, Roxanne McKee as Alcmene, Liam Garrigan as Iphicles, Rade Serbedzija as Chiron and Luke Newberry as Agamemnon. The movie hits January 10th.
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ksommer - 1/2/2014, 9:24 AM
Tries to act tough... HA! That's funny.
thewonderer - 1/2/2014, 9:34 AM
More like "Anthony Stark attempts unbiased journalism"
BigMikeReviews - 1/2/2014, 9:36 AM
2014 is shaping up to be a great time for garbage
TheDarkKnightSlap - 1/2/2014, 9:37 AM
Shit's weak. Shit's Wizzeak!
GuardianAngel - 1/2/2014, 9:37 AM
Alright, we get it! This movie is gonna suck! Now, can we stop humiliating it? It's beginning to feel like bullying and that's not good.

Right Captain America?

Okay then...
GuardianAngel - 1/2/2014, 9:38 AM
And I gotta agree with @Yossarian, I doubt the one with the Rock will be anything special either.
Kevwebsz - 1/2/2014, 9:39 AM
How is he trying to act tough?
vtopa - 1/2/2014, 9:40 AM
Im not saying that the movie is any good, but has anyone who has criticized it actually SEEN it? Or are we just going to listen to a bunch of trolls with the tongues up Dwayne Johnson's crack? Nobody knows if his version will be any good either….
Maia87 - 1/2/2014, 9:41 AM
ForeverPowerful - 1/2/2014, 9:41 AM
Maybe they shouldn't have cast an underwear model as Hercules.
SuperCat - 1/2/2014, 9:45 AM

COREYxYEROC - 1/2/2014, 9:46 AM
you guys really seem butthurt. did he turn down an interview or something? cause there has never been a normal title towards this movie. its just you guy trying to shit on it
marantaz - 1/2/2014, 9:47 AM
I have little hope or interest in either film version of Hercules. This guy doesn't look like Herc... he looks like a model doing a cologne commercial. Though the Rock is definitely closer to what I would imagine Herc to look like, and I always like the guy when I seem him in a movie, I'm not interested in it either, yet. His movies aren't exactly igniting the box office on an individual basis, he's the biggest money draw of the year but he's also been in a boatload of films, so it adds up, and I'm not certain he can carry a franchise on those big shoulders.
I won't be seeing this Herc, and unless the Rock's Herc gets a hugely positive audience response, I'll wait for the DVD. On the other hand, if they make Herc a lighthearted and typical Rock kind of character, I won't bother with it at all... Duane Johnson has got to play a character, not play the Rock acting like he's someone else.
DudeGuyMan - 1/2/2014, 9:50 AM
Even though Lutz is not the slightest bit intimidating, saying so in the article title is lame and unprofessional.
marantaz - 1/2/2014, 9:50 AM
Supercat, for 'DISAPPOINTED' gifs, you gotta use Gary Oldman as Zorg from The 5th Element... he owns 'DISAPPOINTED'.
DrunkenPirateNukem - 1/2/2014, 9:50 AM
best movie ever...outstanding..kellan lutz its going to win the oscar for his performance..
marantaz - 1/2/2014, 9:52 AM
DudeGuyMan... I don't think we're dealing with 'professional' journalists here, and 'lame' is too ambiguous... so much is lame in all of media these days.
COREYxYEROC - 1/2/2014, 9:54 AM
marantaz if you think this is unprofessional you should have seen their article horrifically shitting on that girl that was going to play mary jane in spiderman 2
marantaz - 1/2/2014, 10:02 AM
CoreyxyeroC, I remember; but I don't expect professionalism here, it's a fan based site... that's why we get so many 'This is the best film ever! And heres why!' stories.... the internet let's everyone's a$$hole be heard.
GuardianAngel - 1/2/2014, 10:03 AM
Hercules (Starring Dwayne "The Rock [by Michael Bay] Johnson)

Directed by: Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand, Rush Hour, and Tower Heist)

Written by:

Ryan Condal (2 writing credits in nothing you would recognize)

Evan Spiliotopoulos (Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, The Nutty Professor)

BlackIceJoe - 1/2/2014, 10:54 AM
Watch this movie be the better Hercules film. Also why does every movie go with the name Hercules when that is the Roman version? They still use the names of the other Greek gods but change the Greek name of Heracles to Hercules. I never can understand that. Plus the Roman version never did anywhere as much trials as the Greek one. So why go with the less powerful one?

I don't think either Hercules film will be good. Brett Ratner sucks as a director. So all that is going for that version is Dwayne Johnson.
Prime - 1/2/2014, 10:54 AM
Those look terrible.
anthonyEstark - 1/2/2014, 10:54 AM
I don't believe the Rock's film will be perfect, I don't even think of him as an amazing actor, but even from set photos, it looks great, where as this film looks utterly despicable.
KingLeonidas - 1/2/2014, 11:29 AM
BOTH these posters have already were already posted -> http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/KingLeonidas/news/?a=92278

Why is this post up again?
KingLeonidas - 1/2/2014, 11:30 AM
BOTH these posters have already were already posted -> http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/KingLeonidas/news/?a=92278.

Why is this post up again?
CaptainObvious - 1/2/2014, 11:58 AM
The last poster looks like the VHS cover of a bad 80's action movie.
TheBeard - 1/2/2014, 12:26 PM
dougieisrollingthejays - 1/2/2014, 12:27 PM
Watch this be really good hahahaha...... But for real... Hercules has been done to much, and too poorly... Time to give him a shot in the MCU. It would be a new twist on the character that people would enjoy. If done right of course.
TheBeard - 1/2/2014, 12:33 PM
I would love to see Marvel's Hercules show up in the mcu as well, the Asgard/Olympus dynamic would be cool.
goatman - 1/2/2014, 1:14 PM
This is the last straw for me. These biased headlines posing as "news" articles are unnecessary and unprofessional. If you want to make an editorial about how bad you think a movie is going to be, fine, but don't pretend that it's news.

The title should read:
"New posters from The Legend of Hercules"


And the article should read:
"Summit Entertainment has released a new international one-sheet from their upcoming take on Hercules, directed by Renny Harlin and starring Kellan Lutz as the Greek legend."


Save your commentary for the comments section. To constantly poke fun of stuff in the article, or worse... the headline, then present it as news is really venomous. It's toxic for the entire community of fans, writers and reporters. It seems people are willing to do and say anything just to get their hit count up.

There is simply no need to mention Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson AT ALL. It's a different film. This is just as bad as all the children who can't stop from saying how bad they think Agents of SHIELD is on an Arrow thread or how much better they think Christopher Nolan's Batman was on an Avengers thread. This constant malice has become standard for the comments section of nearly every article and has been routinely bleeding into the actual "news" articles. It's shameful.

As for the Dwayne Johnson effort... you all seem to forgot that Brett Ratner is the director. Oh, and Dwayne Johnson's the lead. His best performance to date is Pain and Gain, in which he had a fairly comedic role which he shined through because he was acting next to Mark Wahlberg. His Hercules is going to be Scorpion King 4. You guys act like Rattner's film is gonna win Best Picture at the Oscars? "Wow! Look how big Rock muskels are! This movie is gonna be awesome!" God forbid you had to watch a film with subtitles that didn't contain at least one explosion... you're brain might melt.

Both movies look craptastic and to suggest that one will be somehow less craptastic than the other is pretty petty. Crap is crap no matter what color you spray paint it.

It comes down to this... Summit Entertainment might make the next big surprise hit movie and when it comes time for some Comicbookmovie.com staff member to interview the director, he's gonna tell you to go to hell because he knows you're not going to write a fair and unbiased article.
KingLeonidas - 1/2/2014, 2:00 PM
I agree. This is troll article.

This is most definitely NOT news.

This site prides itself on journalistic standards right.

This is anything but journalism.

Even the article which posted the clips said "The Rock is laughing looking at this".

This is frankly a rape of the term "news" and doesn't qualify as news at all.
KingLeonidas - 1/2/2014, 2:00 PM
Has The Rock paid this site to promote his movie and denigrate the competing film?

Might be one of the plausible explanation for this indefensible posting behavior.
MCott - 1/2/2014, 4:35 PM
This movie is gonna suck. The one with the Rock will be way better...but it will also be bad. But it's gonna fail because audiences will go "Oh there was already a Hercules movie this year, i don't want to see another one."

The same thing happened last year with White House Down and Olympus has Fallen. They both suck. But one failed because audiences were like "we already saw this, we don't see it again."
Himura - 1/2/2014, 9:39 PM
I find it funny that I think these special effects wouldve made a show like spartacus even more amazing. On the big screen it makes it look cheap.

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