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07.25.2014by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Roles Dwayne Johnson Was Born To Play

Dwayne Johnson burst onto the movie scene as a WWE wrestler with charisma to spare. He jumped to feature films but floundered in mediocre projects until just recently. With high caliber turns in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, FAST AND FURIOUS 5 and 6, and the brand new HERCULES, the future looks bright for the man formerly known as The Rock. With tons of big movies on his horizon, here are the ten roles he almost seems destined to play. Check out our picks and see if you agree. As always, voice your opinion in the talk backs below.

#10 - Transformers

Dwayne Johnson has already worked with Michael Bay on last year's PAIN AND GAIN, so why not bring the massive actor in to the world of TRANSFORMERS? What has been lacking until the recent AGE OF EXTINCTION has been a movie star to lead the franchise. Sure, Mark Wahlberg is cool, but Dwayne Johnson is someone you could practically see go toe to toe with a Decepticon.

#9 - Samson & Delilah

With Biblical movies the trend du jour, why not go back and make a big budget take on the classic story of Samson and his incredible strength. Hell, this could be a dramatic turn for Johnson who has shown some range in movies like SOUTHLAND TALES, GRIDIRON GANG, and more. Giving us a large scale period film mixed with action could make this the next GLADIATOR.

#8 - Predator

In case you didn't know, Shane Black is making a sequel/reboot to the John McTiernan original. So, who better to step into Arnold's shoes than Johnson? He played a similar role in the maligned DOOM movie and could do a hell of a job going against the invisible game hunter in the jungles of Central America. Or, make it an urban setting and it still would work. What I am basically saying is make PREDATOR with Dwayne Johnson.

#7 - Venom

While Johnson appears to have hitched himself to DC Comics, Marvel's upcoming villain film about Spider-man's symbiotic nemesis would work great with The Rock in the lead. He has the body type to really make Venom imposing and could do some seriously cool motion capture for the part. Sure, he doesn't fit the traditional Eddie Brock look, but the guy is so damn charismatic he could make you hate and feel sympathy at the same time. You need that if you are going to make the bad guy the star.

#6 - Lobo

Johnson has been lobbying for this role for years and for good reason. The smart ass anti-hero Lobo would make for the most intriguing secondary character to lead a comic book movie since BLADE. The resemblance is already a bit uncanny, so why not just make this happen?

#5 - Conan the Barbarian

If anyone should be in a remake of CONAN it should be Dwayne Johnson. Already the closest thing we have to another Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnson has made a sandal epic in THE SCORPION KING that was anything but epic. Sure, it was his first movie but it still felt incredibly forced and could have had a lot of potential. Using the established Conan universe would allow for new films to be made with a younger star and still be faithful to the archetype of what we envision Conan to be.

#4 - The Terminator

Yes, another Arnie classic. From all accounts, once the new trilogy of rebootquels are done, THE TERMINATOR could start with a new cast, crew, and story. So, why not use Dwayne Johnson as the physical specimen to be another T-800? Or, better yet, make him go against the Skynet armies and kick some ass for humanity? Or, bring him into one of the new movies to go opposite Schwarzenegger. Now that would be epic.

#3 - Shazam

This one may actually happen based on recent hints and clues, but I am going to say right now that I think Johnson would make a better Black Adam than Captain Marvel. Still, he has shown a love for childhood with his self-professed fandom of various characters and series, so who better to play a character that is a child than a child at heart? SHAZAM!

#2 - Flash Gordon

I don't know why I didn't think about this before, but Dwayne Johnson is basically the real life Flash Gordon. He played football and now saves the world from aliens. So, combine the two and give us a new FLASH GORDON with some edge? And don't cover up his tattoos for the character. It is 2014, we need a modernized take on some classic characters.

#1 - He-Man

We joked last year that Channing Tatum was cast as He-Man, but why not Tatum's G.I. JOE: RETALIATION co-star? The guy already looks like He-Man, so take the next logical step and put him in the role. The goal is to make a big budget MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie and you really need an established face to fill the loincloth. From the looks of HERCULES, that could very easily be a He-Man movie. So, someone call Brett Ratner and have him CGI in Skeletor instead of John Hurt and turn that giant boar into battle cat and we are good to go.

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7:01PM on 08/26/2014
The top 10 roles for Dwayne Johnson to play are Lobo.
11-20 is everything else.
The top 10 roles for Dwayne Johnson to play are Lobo.
11-20 is everything else.
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3:36PM on 08/24/2014
Not! Once again, get somebody with the look
Not! Once again, get somebody with the look
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3:34PM on 08/24/2014
NOT! Definitely no... Dwayne might have the acting talent but not the look for some movie character like of course Flash Gordon. Get Christ Evans, Chris Hemsworth or somebody else to perform that role...
NOT! Definitely no... Dwayne might have the acting talent but not the look for some movie character like of course Flash Gordon. Get Christ Evans, Chris Hemsworth or somebody else to perform that role...
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3:26PM on 08/24/2014
Black Adams? HELL YEAH!!!
Black Adams? HELL YEAH!!!
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3:24PM on 08/24/2014
YUP! Definitely
YUP! Definitely
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3:23PM on 08/24/2014
Well... Jason Momoa did it pretty good I my opinion, Dwayne did pretty good in The Scorpion King and I think he's good for that role in fact i though Dwayne was gonna be the next Conan after Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Well... Jason Momoa did it pretty good I my opinion, Dwayne did pretty good in The Scorpion King and I think he's good for that role in fact i though Dwayne was gonna be the next Conan after Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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3:18PM on 08/24/2014
Well... I think Jason Momoa might look better playing this character, I'm not saying he would do it batter than Dwayne, I'm saying that Jason Momoa kinda look like the Lobo character already...
Well... I think Jason Momoa might look better playing this character, I'm not saying he would do it batter than Dwayne, I'm saying that Jason Momoa kinda look like the Lobo character already...
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3:12PM on 08/24/2014
OH HELL YEEEAAAH!!!! I know he can pull it off!!!
OH HELL YEEEAAAH!!!! I know he can pull it off!!!
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3:09PM on 08/24/2014
That would be awesome!!!!!!!
That would be awesome!!!!!!!
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3:08PM on 08/24/2014
That's the movie he should play for instead and not Hercules
That's the movie he should play for instead and not Hercules
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3:06PM on 08/24/2014
Definitely I can see Dwayne Johnson in a Transformer movie.
Definitely I can see Dwayne Johnson in a Transformer movie.
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11:22PM on 08/23/2014

Nop

He born to do Bravestar. Chris Hemsworth or even John Cena will be better for He-Man and/or Flash Gordon.
He born to do Bravestar. Chris Hemsworth or even John Cena will be better for He-Man and/or Flash Gordon.
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3:15PM on 07/25/2014
Yeah, sure, why not...
Yeah, sure, why not...
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3:08PM on 07/25/2014
Yup.
Yup.
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3:06PM on 07/25/2014
Mmmmmmmmm... Nope!
Mmmmmmmmm... Nope!
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1:37PM on 07/25/2014
Doc Savage
Done and done
Doc Savage
Done and done
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12:11PM on 07/25/2014
First thing I thought when I saw this list. He would be terrifying as a Terminator.
First thing I thought when I saw this list. He would be terrifying as a Terminator.
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8:56AM on 07/25/2014
Again, maybe too similar to Scorpion King, and Hercules.

Cool list though.
Again, maybe too similar to Scorpion King, and Hercules.

Cool list though.
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8:55AM on 07/25/2014
He would be great for this or Black Adam. Would be a great, big move for DC.
He would be great for this or Black Adam. Would be a great, big move for DC.
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8:54AM on 07/25/2014
No question about this one. Schwarzenegger, and Dwayne going head to head would be massive for the franchise.
No question about this one. Schwarzenegger, and Dwayne going head to head would be massive for the franchise.
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8:54AM on 07/25/2014
Might be too similar to Scorpion King, and Hercules at this point in his career.
Might be too similar to Scorpion King, and Hercules at this point in his career.
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8:53AM on 07/25/2014
I would rather see him join the DC Universe as Lobo then Shazam or Black Adam. This would be perfect for him, even though I always imagined Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the role, after his excellent performance in Watchmen.
I would rather see him join the DC Universe as Lobo then Shazam or Black Adam. This would be perfect for him, even though I always imagined Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the role, after his excellent performance in Watchmen.
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8:51AM on 07/25/2014
Not if he's playing Shazam. Always thought his 'Snitch' co-star, Jon Bernthal would make for an excellent Venom.
Not if he's playing Shazam. Always thought his 'Snitch' co-star, Jon Bernthal would make for an excellent Venom.
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8:50AM on 07/25/2014
Him going head to head against Predator would be epic.
Him going head to head against Predator would be epic.
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8:49AM on 07/25/2014
Now this would get me interested in seeing a Transformers film in theaters. That or a Transformers and GI Joe crossover.
Now this would get me interested in seeing a Transformers film in theaters. That or a Transformers and GI Joe crossover.
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8:13AM on 07/25/2014
Much as I dislike him pretending to be an actor, I could definitely see him in a 'Predator' sequel. The others, not so much. Flash Gordon? Bleeping ridiculous suggestion.
Much as I dislike him pretending to be an actor, I could definitely see him in a 'Predator' sequel. The others, not so much. Flash Gordon? Bleeping ridiculous suggestion.
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