Over the course of the past few years there have been a lot of rumours about the possibility of Dwayne Johnson playing the role of a superhero on the big screen and, most of these rumours have linked him to playing the role of a DC character in a movie. However, while these rumours continue to pop up, we have yet to actually see Dwayne Johnson as a superhero in a DC movie.
With that said, Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he will indeed appear on the big screen as a DC character, although he could not reveal exactly which one it is. There have been suggestions that it could be Lobo, Black Adam and, more recently, Green Lantern. While Dwayne will not reveal which character it is, he has revealed the three key qualities that the character has.
Johnson told Collider, "Here are three qualities. The first quality we were looking for was that he had to be extremely complex and have a lot going on. What that does for me as an actor and the studio is it gives us space that we can explore; his complexities."
He added, "The other quality was that he had to — the character we were looking for had to be well-known but never brought to life. Then what that does again as an actor, it gives me a little bit of space, and we talked about personality. It just gives me a chance to put an imprint into his personality, with the set of tools that I could bring to the table and put a very unique twist on his personality, but still pay homage to who he is."
Dwayne continued, "The third thing — and most important — is he had to be a badass motherfucker, okay, and on a Superman level of power, where could throw down. In those three qualities, I’m happy we’ve found that character."
So, with that said, we can definitely rule out Green Lantern, as Ryan Reynolds played that character in the less than impressive movie. So, that would leave Lobo and Black Adam, both of whom have yet to hit the big screen, but which one will it be? We will just have to wait and see.