Dwayne Johnson Teases Meeting with Warner Bros. and DC Comics, Plus More on His Upcoming Films SAN ANDREAS and NOT WITHOUT HOPE

     December 31, 2013


In case you missed it, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a really good year in 2013, landing the top-grossing actor spot to the tune of $1.3 billion in box office receipts.  So it goes without saying that major motion picture studios would like to welcome Johnson into the fold for their tentpole projects going forward.  One of those studios just happens to be Warner Bros., which just so happens to have a partnership with DC Comics (you may have heard about Man of Steel and its highly anticipated sequel).  Johnson recently teased his Twitter followers about a meeting with WB’s CEO regarding a DC property.  Hit the jump to find out more, including his comments on his other upcoming films.

dwayne-johnson-warner-bros-dcHere’s what Johnson had to say about WB and DC:

Dwayne Johnson ‏@TheRock We just had a big meeting w/ Warner Bros CEO re: @DCComics 2014 we will partner up and create the cool bad assery. #RockTalk

Not much in the way of details.  Knee-jerk reactions will probably have people screaming, “Lobo!” but “Johnson himself said the project “went away.”  That was a year ago, however, so perhaps things have changed.  It’s just not enough to even speculate on at this point, but feel free to do so in the comments.

He also went on to talk about his upcoming films:

Hawaii is my fav. Cool to announce my next film, SAN ANDREAS will be filmed in Brisbane, Australia. #April#AussieLove#RockTalk
I’ll clarify. SAN ANDREAS (my next movie shooting in April) is the first ever big 3D earthquake disaster film. #RockTalk
Im cautiously excited to start shooting NOT WITHOUT HOPE. To tell this story and become this man is truly an honor. #RockTalk

New Line has set an April start for San Andreas.  Relativity’s Not Without Hope is based on the Nick Schuyler book recountimg a 2009 fishing trip he took with four of his friends (including NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith) in the Gulf of Mexico that turned disastrous when their boat capsized, stranding them at sea.

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  • Ryan McFly Myhand

    Rather have him in the Marvel CMU but this is still pretty cool. Cyborg? Bane in the new universe?

  • DKnight007

    Nice to have The Rock coming on board the WB’s/DC movie Universe. Marvel can have Vin Diesal as a voice actor for a tree! haha

    The Rock will probably end up being the Main Man himself….LOBO! He has the charisma, personality and physicality and action chops to be perfect as LOBO!

    • Daniel Olbrych

      I do enjoy Lobo, especially those Mignola covers, but I feel like a big name like this will be tied to The Justice League…

      • Bob

        Yup, either Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern or a villain. Who wants to bet?

      • DKnight007

        It’s possible that he could be tied to Justice League. Rumors of Momoa as Doomsday started last month. Maybe they wanted a bigger name like Rock as Doomsday? I think Rock would work as the title character in a Lobo film. Lobo can also possibly crossover into the Justice Leagues world. Lobo is intergalactic.

  • Drake

    He should play Harvey Dent. Think the version from The Animated Series. I think he could do the duel personalities.

  • sense11

    Cyborg seems like a perfect fit for him, rather see him in a hero role.

  • Brian Tenney

    Does nobody remember that he was pretty much attached to play Black Adam in the Captain Marvel film?

    • dguvnorspecial1

      mind reading this.don’t you think he would have been good as namor in a marvel comics movie maybe the fantastic 4 reboot.as for DC comics?would be good as hawkman

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    It would be cool to see him play Steel from the Death of Superman. I think everyone deserves to rinse their mouths out after what Shaq did to him.

  • Faptain America

    Guys, who would ever want to see a Lobo movie? Who is Lobo? A black and white flying bike gangster?
    No, WB/DC are casting some other character, someone big and built that’ll likely fight Superman, thus the meetings with Jason Momoa and the Rock. I’d welcome the Rock though, he’s good.

    • LEM

      Isn’t Lobo an intergalactic bounty hunter? They could do a lot of cool stuff and also spin it off to his own series but The Rock in any super hero franchise is definitely good news.

  • RunnerX13

    My first thought was Darkseid.


    cyborg? bane? fingers crossed for lobo though

  • Ben

    How about Lex Luthor? Just a thought.

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  • cimmerian

    Hopefully a Green Lantern reboot as John Stewart.

  • TheDarkNut

    I don’t think its a major role in Batman vs Superman/MoS2 as he just confirmed he will be in Australia in April shooting the earthquake movie, both films seem to be shooting at the same time. Maybe its only a MoS2 cameo role but he is probably setting up a project to shoot later in the year. I hope its not Lobo I don’t see the appeal of a space Wolverine.
    Cyborg in the new 52 seems to be written as being a much younger character. He would be a cool Darkseid or Vandal Savage though.

  • Cyborg? Lobo??!!!

    I don’t understand why everyone is saying he’d make a good Cyborg. Like….do you all know the character at all? Aside from being way beyond the character’s age (the guy is barely over Teen Titan association), Cyborg is also African American. I know the Rock is half (maybe on his dad’s side?), but he bares no resemblance to the character at all. Black Adam on the other hand….at least he looks like him. But that seems unlikely because I just don’t see WB/DC doing a Shazam movie. And Lobo? Who the fuck cares about Lobo? That would be a monumental waste of money and talent. It’d be Jonah Hex all over again. Lobo doesn’t even look like Lobo anymore any way. And he has as much brand recognition as Elongated Man. And yeah yeah, I know Iron Man wasn’t top tier until RDJ rolled around, but people generally knew of him. He had a cartoon in the 90s for fucks sake.

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