Dwayne Johnson turned up at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week for Paramount's presentation which included his new "Hercules" film.
Speaking with press afterwards, he revealed that he has been talking with DC Comics over the years to find the right character for him to play.
He wouldn't go into specifics, but he does confirm that he's set his sights on one. This has led to much speculation, with Lobo being the best guess:
"So, you know, there's been mutual interest with myself and DC for many years to find the right character. I, like everyone here in the room, I love superheroes, and we've been having ongoing discussions, myself and DC, for years about the right character. What would the right character be? And that's another thing, too. It just had to be right. I won't tell you who it is, but I'll tell you the three qualities we're looking for and I'll let you guys figure it out, This is going to be fun. Here are the three qualities:
The first quality we were looking for is that he had to be extremely complex and have a lot going on and what that does for me as an actor and for the studio, just gives us space that we can explore his complexities.
The other quality is that the character we were looking for had to be well known but never brought to life. That does, again as an actor, is that it gives me a little bit of space and it just gives me a chance to put an imprint into his personality with the set of tools that I can bring to the table and put a very unique twist on his personality but still pay homage to who he is.
The third thing and most important is that he had to be a badass mother***ker and on a Superman level of power where he could throw down. In those three qualities, I'm happy we've found that character and right now we're out to a lot of writers."
Johnson adds that it's possible that they may announce this role during Comic-Con, and he may show up in another DC franchise as well.
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