Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been attached to several potential movie projects these past few years, but none have borne fruit yet, but the former WWE superstar has recently teased a mystery comic-book project:
“There’s been mutual interest with myself and DC for many years to find the right character,” says Johnson. “I, like everyone here in the room, love superheroes. So there’s been mutual interest with us for years, and we’ve been having ongoing discussions.”
“The first quality we were looking for was that he had to be extremely complex and have a lot going on. The other quality was that he had to be well-known but never brought to life.”
“The third thing – and most important – is he had to be a badass motherfucker, okay, and on a Superman level of power, where he could throw down. In those three qualities, I’m happy we’ve found that character. Right now, we’re out to a lot of writers.”
With those three prerequisites, it is very likely that the mystery character is Lobo or Black Adam, both of which have been rumored before. However, there are other characters that fit the bill (and we kind of hard to imagine the Rock’s natural charisma working for the Black Adam. Lobo, maybe.) Other characters that fit the bill include Shazam and Martian Manhunter, if you disregard the old serial and the straight-to-video Justice League movie.