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Dwayne Johnson and DC Comics to join forces for a movie in 2014

Dec. 31, 2013by:

Get excited! Dwayne Johnson is officially joining forces with DC Comics to bring us something special! While the project is unknown at this point, the man formerly known as The Rock let the world know that he is working on something DC related in 2014. It all stemmed from a question posed by a fan on Dwayne Johnson's Twitter feed to which the actor responded with this:

With DC promising smaller scale films in between their blockbusters like BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, could Johnson be lining up a major role for the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie like Green Lantern or Martian Manhunter? Or, could the now cancelled SHAZAM movie be getting new life? Or, could the long in development Lobo movie finally be coming? The possibilities are almost endless.

DC has lacked a major star outside of their Superman and Batman films that could draw in audiences. For a long time Dwayne Johnson has been rumored as a perfect fit for a superhero movie and now that reality seems to be coming to fruition. With the mention that they are coming together in 2014, does this mean the project will be headed for 2015 or later? Stay tuned for news as this develops.

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7:33PM on 01/03/2014
The Rock has a lot of charisma, but IMO he can't act his way out of a paper bag, for proof of this watch any role he ever took that required some skill of acting and watch his one facial expression of surprised/don't know what to do. The abomination Richard Kelly movie with Timberlake is a great example of this one face of his, his I'm trying to act face. There was a lot of that face in Pain and Gain.

Long story short... I'm hip to this news because it pretty much kills any chance of him
The Rock has a lot of charisma, but IMO he can't act his way out of a paper bag, for proof of this watch any role he ever took that required some skill of acting and watch his one facial expression of surprised/don't know what to do. The abomination Richard Kelly movie with Timberlake is a great example of this one face of his, his I'm trying to act face. There was a lot of that face in Pain and Gain.

Long story short... I'm hip to this news because it pretty much kills any chance of him joining the Marvel universe which on the back of my mind I have always been afraid of.

The Rock should stick to movies like The Rundown. Or lay off the roids (2014 medical science has caught up, steroids are no longer bad for you, wiki it, there is no negative affects to taking them if u use clean needles) but they aren't helping his acting, he needs to take lessons, drop any ego, and study under a director like Michael Mann or David Fincher. THE ROCK or Dwayne Johnson like most actors probably comes off a Michael Bay production a less talented actor.

My guess for the role... Lobo? Shazam except I don't think WB is quite dumb enough to put that character into production. But it would not surprise me.
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7:49PM on 01/03/2014
WB/DC like to keep saying things like 'We want to build a cinematic universe where these hero's can interact." but what they are really saying is "Yes we know that's what the fans have always wanted, and yes we invested almost a decade into our most popular charcter trying really hard to create a movie that seemed as un comic and realistic as possible make your requests impossible... BUT GUESS WHAT! Now that it took a comic company to sell their most famous characters so they could self fund
WB/DC like to keep saying things like 'We want to build a cinematic universe where these hero's can interact." but what they are really saying is "Yes we know that's what the fans have always wanted, and yes we invested almost a decade into our most popular charcter trying really hard to create a movie that seemed as un comic and realistic as possible make your requests impossible... BUT GUESS WHAT! Now that it took a comic company to sell their most famous characters so they could self fund their own produced movies with hero's the general public knows nothing about... AND MADE IT WORK, AND WORK SO WELL that if you add up all the worldwide end of the day totals for every Marvel film it destroys any records we somehow managed to get... Well that has made us look at it differently, we will do the same thing now... SO GET EXCITED YOU WILL GET A DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MOVIE STARING BEN AFFLECK AND THE ROCK!"

Choose any one person at random who has posted in this article, fly them to Hollywood and let them manage.... No... Give them 1 HOUR to plan your next 10 years of comic book movies and I can say without a shadow of a doubt who ever was chosen would do a better job than they are now.

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9:15PM on 01/01/2014
Based on the comments I've read, I agree with:
*Black Adam
*Cyborg
*Captain Marvel
Based on the comments I've read, I agree with:
*Black Adam
*Cyborg
*Captain Marvel
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4:08PM on 01/01/2014
lobo !!!!
lobo !!!!
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2:54PM on 01/01/2014
Characters he could be, Talon, Solomon Grundy, Clayface, Death Stroke, Professor zoom, Hawkman, Black condor(the god slayer version.),The specter(would rock done as a hard r.) A better bane, wildcat(ted Grant), Mongul, Desparo, doomsday, darksied, Ruin, Blackmanta.
Characters he could be, Talon, Solomon Grundy, Clayface, Death Stroke, Professor zoom, Hawkman, Black condor(the god slayer version.),The specter(would rock done as a hard r.) A better bane, wildcat(ted Grant), Mongul, Desparo, doomsday, darksied, Ruin, Blackmanta.
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2:36PM on 01/01/2014

Glad somebody is finally using the guy

he is charismatic, a good actor and a team player. Black Adam is an obvious way to go, because he is complex and requires depth. I'd love to see him do Martian Manhunter, and this is why: #1 I HATE Lobo, and it would be a waste of Johnson's talent. #2 People tend to forget that John took his Manhunter/Earth form based on what Super heroes typically looked like. In actuality, his race are tall and extremely lean. When I think of guys with a superhuman physique, I think of The Rock. Add the fact
he is charismatic, a good actor and a team player. Black Adam is an obvious way to go, because he is complex and requires depth. I'd love to see him do Martian Manhunter, and this is why: #1 I HATE Lobo, and it would be a waste of Johnson's talent. #2 People tend to forget that John took his Manhunter/Earth form based on what Super heroes typically looked like. In actuality, his race are tall and extremely lean. When I think of guys with a superhuman physique, I think of The Rock. Add the fact that he can emote, is highly intelligent and likes comics...you can't get a better fit for the JLA's resident [link] If they follow the template the animated series set up with the brilliant Carl Lumbly, they will have gold
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3:35AM on 01/01/2014
The more DC the better!!! Cant wait to know what this project is all about!!
The more DC the better!!! Cant wait to know what this project is all about!!
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2:19AM on 01/01/2014
I like Dwayne Johnson and this is one of the few smart moves DC has made lately. However, I don't think he will be any of the characters suggested so far.
I like Dwayne Johnson and this is one of the few smart moves DC has made lately. However, I don't think he will be any of the characters suggested so far.
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10:16PM on 12/31/2013

I think he'd make a great Cyborg....

but that's just how I feel at the moment.
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but that's just how I feel at the moment.
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10:07PM on 12/31/2013
Perfect look for Black Adam, but that's a villain and I think they'd want him to star in a movie.
Personality wise, Lobo would be perfect with a decent script. Set it in space and maybe end on earth with set up for a fight with Superman.
While he's a minor character, he'd also be a good personality fit with Booster Gold who acts like the ultimate sellout bragging hero.
I'm surprised no ones dug out a pic from his second SNL appearance (back when he was still with the WWF) where he played
Perfect look for Black Adam, but that's a villain and I think they'd want him to star in a movie.
Personality wise, Lobo would be perfect with a decent script. Set it in space and maybe end on earth with set up for a fight with Superman.
While he's a minor character, he'd also be a good personality fit with Booster Gold who acts like the ultimate sellout bragging hero.
I'm surprised no ones dug out a pic from his second SNL appearance (back when he was still with the WWF) where he played Superman
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9:35PM on 12/31/2013

Black Adam

Make it happen! He's not dark enough to be the John Stewart Green Lantern(Idris Elba is choice).
Make it happen! He's not dark enough to be the John Stewart Green Lantern(Idris Elba is choice).
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9:31PM on 12/31/2013
They are probably already casting for the Justice League movie in which case he would have to be Cyborg.
They are probably already casting for the Justice League movie in which case he would have to be Cyborg.
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8:48PM on 12/31/2013
Maybe the rock is the new Captain Marvel/Shazam.
Maybe the rock is the new Captain Marvel/Shazam.
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8:13PM on 12/31/2013
OR...... Steel reboot? Yes?
OR...... Steel reboot? Yes?
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8:20PM on 12/31/2013
I like your Steel idea.
I like your Steel idea.
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8:07PM on 12/31/2013
Oh I hope it's Manhunter
Oh I hope it's Manhunter
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8:05PM on 12/31/2013

One of 2...

That I can see pulling off Lobo, him, and Jason Momoa.
That I can see pulling off Lobo, him, and Jason Momoa.
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7:22PM on 12/31/2013
Honestly...it's like Marvel were forcing WB's to go for him...signing established names left right and centre...for big and minor roles...I'm surprised it took WB's so long to wrap this up...which in turn continues to make me worry about their "plan"...or lack of. Have no idea who he could play as I'm not big on DC characters outside of the main ones...but agree with blsnychapter...I see more of Jason Momoa in Lobo than I do the Rock.
Honestly...it's like Marvel were forcing WB's to go for him...signing established names left right and centre...for big and minor roles...I'm surprised it took WB's so long to wrap this up...which in turn continues to make me worry about their "plan"...or lack of. Have no idea who he could play as I'm not big on DC characters outside of the main ones...but agree with blsnychapter...I see more of Jason Momoa in Lobo than I do the Rock.
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7:22PM on 12/31/2013

Dear DC

while I support the idea of casting Dwayne Johnson in a DC movie, give us a character that actually FITS his build first.... I'm not opposed, I'm not 100% sold on this either but not because of Dwayne's acting, he's great, it's that some of the ideas that DC Comics/Time Warner have concocted haven't been smart ones (In my opinion) casting Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern (and then loading that film down with so much CGI that it could have qualified as a 100% rendered CGI fest like Frozen or The
while I support the idea of casting Dwayne Johnson in a DC movie, give us a character that actually FITS his build first.... I'm not opposed, I'm not 100% sold on this either but not because of Dwayne's acting, he's great, it's that some of the ideas that DC Comics/Time Warner have concocted haven't been smart ones (In my opinion) casting Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern (and then loading that film down with so much CGI that it could have qualified as a 100% rendered CGI fest like Frozen or The Incredibles) was NOT one of their better ideas.... I mean Man of Steel was great but I'l probably never watch it again... the Batman movies are the only thing that DC/Time Warner has really "gotten right" and that was only because Nolan was directing Bale as Batman.... everything else has been a mess.
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6:53PM on 12/31/2013
Alfred. "Master Wayne, can you smell what I am cooking?"
Alfred. "Master Wayne, can you smell what I am cooking?"
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5:35PM on 12/31/2013
Please don't be Black Adam. He would be such a terrible Black Adam
Please don't be Black Adam. He would be such a terrible Black Adam
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5:16PM on 12/31/2013
Dwayne is Black Adam, he looks like the character plus I'd like to see him play a villain.
Dwayne is Black Adam, he looks like the character plus I'd like to see him play a villain.
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4:14PM on 12/31/2013
Cyborg all the way! I mean, who else could he play? I remember him saying a while ago that he want to play Black Adam but I prefer him to play Cyborg.
Cyborg all the way! I mean, who else could he play? I remember him saying a while ago that he want to play Black Adam but I prefer him to play Cyborg.
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7:23PM on 12/31/2013
Cyborg is a black guy... why cast Dwayne for this??? Get a black actor.
Cyborg is a black guy... why cast Dwayne for this??? Get a black actor.
11:12PM on 12/31/2013
In the video game Injustice, Cyborg looked like he was modeled after Wesley Snipes. Or go with Edris Elba, Cuba Gooding Jr., or everyone's favorite cyborg, Jean Claude Van Damme :-)
In the video game Injustice, Cyborg looked like he was modeled after Wesley Snipes. Or go with Edris Elba, Cuba Gooding Jr., or everyone's favorite cyborg, Jean Claude Van Damme :-)
4:05AM on 01/01/2014
McKracken, you realize that Dwayne Johnsons' father is black right?
McKracken, you realize that Dwayne Johnsons' father is black right?
12:56PM on 01/01/2014
no I didnt know that.... thanks for the update... cast his father as Cyborg
no I didnt know that.... thanks for the update... cast his father as Cyborg
4:00PM on 12/31/2013
I have to echo what someone on another site said, I think he'd make a great Cyborg. I realize that Cyborg is younger in the comics right now but seriously think of how cool it'd be to see the Rock in full Cyborg gear! Plus he's a pretty big dude so I think he has the look. But if not that I think he'd be a pretty great Black Adam but then you pretty much have to introduce Shazam.
I have to echo what someone on another site said, I think he'd make a great Cyborg. I realize that Cyborg is younger in the comics right now but seriously think of how cool it'd be to see the Rock in full Cyborg gear! Plus he's a pretty big dude so I think he has the look. But if not that I think he'd be a pretty great Black Adam but then you pretty much have to introduce Shazam.
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3:56PM on 12/31/2013

Good fit for a superhero film? Yes. Perfect fit? No.

Superhero films always benefit when they cast actual talented actors over mediocre ones or mere action stars. That's why characters like Iron Man and The Joker have become such standouts when they could have been mediocre or even campy. I;m not against seeing The Rock in a superhero film, but whoever he ends up playing would be better served by someone with better acting talent.
Superhero films always benefit when they cast actual talented actors over mediocre ones or mere action stars. That's why characters like Iron Man and The Joker have become such standouts when they could have been mediocre or even campy. I;m not against seeing The Rock in a superhero film, but whoever he ends up playing would be better served by someone with better acting talent.
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5:05PM on 12/31/2013
You kidding me? The Rock has serious talent, might not able to pull off every role but who can?
You kidding me? The Rock has serious talent, might not able to pull off every role but who can?
4:02AM on 01/01/2014
You kidding me? Are we talk about acting talent? Because if so you and I define that word quite differently.
You kidding me? Are we talk about acting talent? Because if so you and I define that word quite differently.
3:47PM on 12/31/2013
I can't see him playing anyone else but Lobo at this point. Anyway, this is pretty fantastic news.
I can't see him playing anyone else but Lobo at this point. Anyway, this is pretty fantastic news.
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4:07PM on 12/31/2013
If anyone should play Lobo, it should be Jason Momoa.
If anyone should play Lobo, it should be Jason Momoa.
3:26PM on 12/31/2013

Rob Zombie for Lobo film

Martian Manhunter: yes
Lobo: no
I would kill to see Rob zombie do Lobo. The man looks like him and who can't imagine lobo riding to some white zombie or rob zombie
Martian Manhunter: yes
Lobo: no
I would kill to see Rob zombie do Lobo. The man looks like him and who can't imagine lobo riding to some white zombie or rob zombie
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3:46PM on 12/31/2013
I refuse to believe this is a serious post. Rob Zombie to direct? Might as well get Uwe Boll while you're at it.
I refuse to believe this is a serious post. Rob Zombie to direct? Might as well get Uwe Boll while you're at it.
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