We have already been given one Hercules movie this year, which saw Twilight actor Kellan Lutz starring in the lead role, and now we have yet another Hercules movie preparing to hit the big screen. This new Hercules film, which is simply titles Hercules, sees Dwayne Johnson playing the titular character and the actor has opened up about the physical demands of the role.
Johnson explained, "It was the most physically challenging and most demanding role I’ve ever played. I wanted to transform my body, and luckily I had a great diet coach and strength trainer. The most challenging part is that we shot for months in the heat of Budapest, so you get your body to a certain peak. Then you need to keep it at that level for months, because everything has to match from day one to day 95."
Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson also went on to admit that playing the role of Hercules is a dream come true for him, as he is a life long fan of the character, "I grew up loving and admiring Hercules. Hercules was the very first movie I inquired about when I first got to Hollywood, and at that time I didn't have the backing. Now it's come round, I'm so grateful for the role," he added.
As well as starring Dwayne Johnson, the Hercules cast also includes Irina Shayk, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Barbara Palvin, and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal. Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner and will hit the big screen on July 25 in both the Us and the UK.
Check out the Hercules trailer below.