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Could Dwayne Johnson be Cast as Lobo or Black Adam in an Upcoming DC Film?

Johnson is a fan of comics and may be moving forward to play a well-known one.

In an interview with Collider, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made mention that he may be playing a DC character in an upcoming DC film. Johnson is a fan of comics, in general, having used #JohnStewart hashtag on his Twitter page because he loves the character. During this interview, Johnson said this about the character he may eventually be playing:

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. 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. The third thing — and most important — is he had to be a badass mother***ker, okay, and on a Superman level of power, where 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.

To break it all down, he may be playing a complex character, who is well-known but never brought the life, who is also on Superman's power level. This leads many to believe Johnson could be playing either Lobo or Black Adam. However, Green Lantern John Stewart isn't too far off from that. Sure, he's not exactly on Superman's power-level, but he's not too far off.

What sounds most probable, out of the three, is Black Adam. Johnson really has the look for the character, and who knows if DC would want to dabble back into the Green Lantern mythos after the last film, unless the character was involved in a Justice League film. Black Adam is a much more complex character who is easily on Superman's level. He's also one of the coolest and toughest villains in the DCU. However, this is just the Comic Vine perspective.

Who do you think Dwayne Johnson will play in an upcoming film? More news on this as it develops. Keep an eye out for more announcements about this during the summer.

Source: Collider

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Posted by judasnixon

He's playing Myxlplyx..........

Posted by Master_Thief

He's Darksied

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I now have a horrible feeling that they are going to turn Black Adam into a Superman villain and not use Shazam at all.

Posted by SoA

the rock body with a cgi imposed head of arnold voosloo for black adam , and physically speaking sure the rock could do lobo . dialogue wise i just do not see it . i the rock persona talks smack but it just does not seem right with lobo dialogue

Posted by Jphu8414

Either would totally SICK!!!!

I'd think he could pull of Lobo really well though, awesome news

Posted by Nerd Of A Hero

I always saw him as Black Adam. He can do Lobo with the right tools and he can play the versions from pre 52. Either one would work and I'd be cool with it =D

Posted by reaverlation

It's John Stewart.He's closer to Superman's power level IMO but Adam isn't far behind at all.Also hoping it be Hal over John though.

Edited by Saren

I think he just confirmed it's not a Green Lantern.

Personally hoping it's Martian Manhunter or Lobo.

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Posted by TheMagicStik

The only two characters I could see him as non cgi'd up would be Black Adam or Sodam Yat.

Posted by Sovereign91001

Probably Black Adam.

Edited by daredevil21134

Seeing him as Hercules makes me have more of a Lobo feel for him

Edited by Captain13

Still hoping for GL despite all odds

Abrams repeatedly said Cumberbatch would not be Kahn, and look at what happened there.

Edited by Deadpool_9

@jonny_anonymous: I never thought about them using Black Adam as a Superman villain on film. I would totally be okay with that.
I personally think Shazam is one of the dumbest characters out there (not to start an argument; everyone has their opinion). I would prefer if they never brought him to the big screen.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

I don't know if he could pull of Adam's merciless attitude. Lobo, however, I think he could do. (REAL Lobo, not the New 52 dissapointment)

Posted by Fallschirmjager

If it is Black Adam, which I have no problems with - I hope they don't get out a founder for Shazam (cough Aquaman cough JLA war sucks cough)

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I think he could pull off Black Adam or Loon, but like many I'd personally want to see him as John Stewart.

Edited by Captain13

John Stewart is on Superman's level, actually.

Posted by Wolverine08

Excited to see what he gets.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I hope it's none. Rock isn't an actor, he's the worlds most famous cos-player who gets paid millions to appear in high budget films. He needs to stay away from comic films if he smelllelelelelelelelelelelelllls what I'm saying.

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Edited by TDK_1997

I really don't want him to play some complex,serious character that I like(like Black Adam or Lobo) because I am not a fan of his acting.

Edited by dondave

Sweet

Edited by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

He has the look but he's not a great actor.

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Edited by viin

I hope hes John Stewart...I think people get the jist of GL so I dont think they would go far into an origin story and I think it would be a good choice for DC to go with John Stewart rather than Hal Jordan. Not saying Hal Jordan cant exist somewhere in the cinematic universe already.

Im not a Shazam fan so I really dont want them to go the Black Adam route. And Lobo just seems like an odd choice.

Other characters? I dont know...Metallo? Steel? Bane? Martian Manhunter?

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Meh, I don't like him 1 bit. I guess, Black Adam....

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Posted by Cloakx14

Excited to see what he gets.

same here bro.

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@saren said:

I think he just confirmed it's not a Green Lantern.

Personally hoping it's Martian Manhunter or Lobo.

I could see him being John, MM, Lobo, or Black Adam. I really don't want him to be MM though.

John Stewart is on Superman's level, actually.

^Truth.

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Edited by Vitalius

He was born to play Black Adam. They even need any special effect or make up.

Edited by CitizenJP

He would be a dope Black Adam. I've been a fan of the Rock since I was a little kid when me and my dad used to watch wrestling like back in the 90's lol. Good times. :p

Edited by TommyJones1945

Hmmm. My guess is that its either Lobo, Black Adam or a bulky villian e.g. Darkseid/Doomsday. Hopefully its BA. Man was born to play that character.

Posted by Saint_Wildcard
Posted by BR_Havoc

If true I hope he is Black Adam he looks a lot like the character but he does not have the acting chops to play either character IMO. Jeffery Dean Morgan has the perfect personality and voice to play Lobo.

As for Green Lantern Hal will be the character they choice to put in the movie because audiences already know him from the last film or the animated TV series. If they want to change things up I could see DC using Kyle or even Simon Baz over John Stewart.

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@captain13: Yes but Cumberbatch himself never denied that he wasn't playing Khan. Also John was amped by Parallax in your scans so those aren't valid categorisations of John's power since he's not acting under his own power. And I'm surprised you want the Rock to play John Stewart. He's not a good actor unlike Idris Elba who is a good actor.

Posted by Lvenger

@saren said:

I think he just confirmed it's not a Green Lantern.

Personally hoping it's Martian Manhunter or Lobo.

I'm also surprised you want the Rock to play Martian Manhunter Saren. I don't see him being right for the role at all. Personally I think he's most likely to play Black Adam.

Posted by ips

he would be the perfect Black Adam.

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@saren said:

I think he just confirmed it's not a Green Lantern.

Personally hoping it's Martian Manhunter or Lobo.

Thank goodness. I love the Rock, but I did not see him as John Stewart. I'm hoping Lobo.

Posted by darkwingdan

My guess would be Martian Manhunter.

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Posted by SHAZAM117

I'm thinking it's one of 4 characters

Cyborg

John Stewart

Lobo

Black Adam

I'm thinking it's going to be John Stewart. WB/DC needs to jump start or reboot Green Lantern if they're serious about putting the Justice League together. A new Green Lantern would take priority over any of the fore mention characters

Posted by Ostyo

He's gonna be Martian Manhunter or Wonder Woman.

Posted by karrob

He is going to be Aqualad O_o

Posted by dondave

@lvenger John wasn't amped by Parallax just controlled

Posted by Lvenger

@dondave: Considering that Guy took out an entire team of JLA and JSA members, I have trouble believing that Parallax didn't amp them.

Posted by Vance Astro

The Rock wouldn't make a good John Stewart and from what i've seen of his movies he wouldn't make a good Black Adam either. Black Adam is ruthless, he's the baddest MF in the DC Universe.

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I really want him to be Cyborg...

Posted by dondave

@lvenger Why? Parallax was also able to infect the people across the United States into rioting and such. Just because you don't agree with the feat doesn't mean that they were amped.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous: I never thought about them using Black Adam as a Superman villain on film. I would totally be okay with that.

I personally think Shazam is one of the dumbest characters out there (not to start an argument; everyone has their opinion). I would prefer if they never brought him to the big screen.

Although I love Shazam I can see there really being problems trying to adapt that in to film

Posted by d0npierre

Omg... As Lobo he would be terrific... I'd even buy a ticket to see it in the theaters :D

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