Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in talks with Warner Bros to join one of their DC Comics films in the near future.
He revealed the news via Twitter in response to a fan's question, and he seemed quite confident, writing, "We just had a big meeting [with] Warner Bros CEO [regarding] @DCComics 2014. [We] will partner up and create the cool bad assery."
The former pro wrestler has proven his value for any action series. For proof, look at the Fast and Furious franchise, which took a turn for the better when he came on board, and the public reception for the latest installment in the G.I. Joe series.
But who might The Rock play in the DC Comics Universe?
Although he isn't guaranteed to be in Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel sequel, many believe the Rock will appear in the film in some capacity. A few roles are still open. Denzel Washington hasn't been announced as the Green Lantern yet, so the Rock could be considered for that role. Or he could play Doomsday. The villain has long been rumored to be featured in the movie, and it seems like a good fit. There is also the other worldly bounty hunter, Lobo. The Main Man could pop up in the film through his Justice League affiliation and prior run-ins with both Superman and Batman. Some rumors even suggest he could portray Lex Luthor.
A more far-fetched hope is that the tweet signals a studio resurrection of their long-dead project, Shazam. WB was going to release an adaptation of the comic book, and Johnson was slated to play villain Black Adam. But plans for the film were axed due to the popularity of Man of Steel. "Now that Superman is being reinvigorated and going up against Batman, I think it's difficult for DC to figure out how to launch this character in the wake of Superman's resurgence," said director Peter Segel during a recent interview with Coming Soon.
Man of Steel 2 will be released on July 17, 2015.
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