First Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Is “Hercules”

The first trailer has arrived for Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” starring Dwayne Johnson in the role. As we previously heard, the story is set in the years after the character completed his famed ‘twelve labors’ and is now working as a mercenary.

The biggest surprise, and highlights, of the trailer is that it shows we’ll still see some of those labors realised onscreen. His battles with the Nemean lion, the Hydra, the Erymanthian Boar and Cerberus are all given brief time in the preview.

Comparisons with “The Scorpion King” are inevitable, though this Hercules seems to have far better grooming.