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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Tweets About Meeting With Warner Bros., Takes Me Back To 2001

If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

It seems to be par for the course these days. Celebrities tweeting about how they’ve been having meetings about this or that role for XYZ blockbuster. But on New Year’s Eve, Dwayne Johnson got me to sit up and pay attention. He told the world he’d bet with Warner Bros. about a DC Comics project. 

But WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!? Here were my initial thoughts:

  • The Rock as Aquaman.
  • The Rock as Hawkman.
  • The Rock as Martian Manhunter.
  • The Rock as Vixen!
  • The Rock as PLEASE ACTUALLY BE CAST IN A DC MOVIE.
  • The Rock as my boyfriend.

And that’s the point I remembered how much I used to enjoy watching that man work. As a WWF, sorry, WWE, superstar, he oozed charisma. I watched him every week, had posters of him on my wall and got The Rock birthday cards from friends and family. I smelled what he was cooking, as it were. It was a whole thing.

I followed him into film with titles like The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King, and while his career started shooting upwards, I wasn’t inclined to pay money to see the other movies he chose to star in. That being said, last year Johnson teased a possible DC project on twitter which later turned into more concrete news of him being attached to play Lobo. That project never came to fruition but his latest tweet makes us wonder if it’s been revived.

I’ve hoped Johnson would one day play the villain Black Adam but the recent news of the Shazam movie being put on indefinite hold because of Man of Steel’s success makes that seem unlikely. What isn’t unlikely however, and this is pure speculation, is that Johnson could be up for a role in Man of Steel 2 to star alongside Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Not necessarily as a hero, mind you, some have dropped the name Doomsday, which I could also see as a definite possibility.

At this point we have to just wait and see. Which do you think is more likely – Johnson would be a villain or hero in Man of Steel 2 or that he’d be given his own DC property to lead?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."