MGM is seeking a lead for Bret Ratner’s Hercules, and they may have found him in The People’s Champion.
Variety tells us today that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (no matter how many times I hear that full name, I laugh) is in discussions with MGM to be the titular (I laugh when I hear that too…don’t judge me) half man, half god.
I know what you’re thinking, and it’s true: this would be a first in the portrayal of Hercules in cinema. What a bold move for the studio! I hope you’ll join me in commending them for hiring an actor who, for the first time ever in the role of Hercules, was also the Tooth Fairy.
Bravo, MGM. You’ve given inspiration for millions of other freakishly strong guys out there who have sold out for boatloads of cash.
In all honesty, I like The Rock (just not enough to see Journey 2). Remember his cameo in the Reno: 911 film? Hilarious. And I would be excited to see a new Hercules film. Is it wrong, though, if I really, really want it to look something like this?…