While promoting G.I. Joe Retaliation, in which he plays Roadblock, Dwayne Johnson answered questions about the Shazam and Lobo movies.
While those are no longer in active development, Dwayne Johnson did tell SuperHeroHype he will be playing a superhero.
“There’ll be a superhero I do,” he said with a grin, reports SHH.
As Dwayne Johnson was previously attached to two superhero Warner Bros. properties, it might be a safe bet that he will be playing another DC Comics character. We can speculate possibly the Martian Manhunter in the Justice League movie — or even perhaps a villain role?
Speaking of the two defunct DC Comics characters that he was attached to, Dwayne Johnson gives an interesting response in that the studio is no longer doing Lobo and Shazam, but are concentrating on other properties.
[Lobo] kind of came and went,” he explained. “It came. I thought it was interesting. Then it kind of went away… ‘Shazam‘ was more interesting. And really interesting to me. I would have loved that, especially the idea of playing Black Adam. Again, though, studios start to look at other properties and other superhero properties, what makes sense and what doesn’t.”
The fate of Lobo seemed sealed when producer Joel Silver walked away from Warner Bros.; in addition, it’s previously been stated that Warners wants to concentrate on building up their more popular line of characters with new Superman movies (Man of Steel in theaters June 14th), a Batman reboot, as well as the Justice League movie.
However, there is always the possibility that Dwayne Johnson has jumped ship with Marvel Studios. Johnson could possibly play Luke Cage in a Heroes For Hire movie, which has been mentioned by Marvel as a franchise that’s being looked at also with Iron Fist.
There’s also the fact that Dwayne Johnson wants to get involved in another Disney franchise, with Star Wars, as the House of the Mouse owns Marvel Studios as well.
Dwayne Johnson is definitely eyeing up a role in the new Star Wars, previously he mentioned that his favorite character was the bounty hunter Boba Fett – perhaps giving a clue as to the type of role he is seeking – and says he would love to be part of it.
“‘Star Wars’,” Johnson said with a smile, reports SHH. “And that’s not to say that they need it. Obviously they’re doing very well. J.J. [Abrams] is just gonna crush it. I’m so excited. There’s a guy, by the way, who’s not just a brilliant director, but who honors and respects mythology. You’ve seen that with ‘Star Trek’ and you’re going to see that with ‘Star Wars.’ I’m very excited about that.”
Speaking of hero roles, Dwayne Johnson will also be playing Hercules in the Brett Ratner-directed film which is adapted from a Radical Comics graphic novel.
The Rock will also be headlining Wrestlemania as he is set to go one on one with WWE Superstar John Cena for the heavyweight championship of the world.