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Watch: Dwayne Johnson Is Not Afraid In First Clip From 'Hercules'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 12:36 PM
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Hercules
So, Brett Ratner has made a "Hercules" movie that's coming out this summer. It's certainly not a sentence we enjoy writing, but those are the facts and whether or not we like it, this thing is real and happening. But on the plus side, the always magnetic Dwayne Johnson is in the lead. But again, this is a Brett Ratner joint.

Dwayne Johnson Reveals 3 Clues About The DC Character Warner Bros Is Developing For Him

  • By Ben Brock
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  • March 26, 2014 9:25 AM
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Hercules
In DC Comics' and Warner Bros' ongoing attempt to emulate the Marvelverse and introduce huge numbers of characters to the screen, with all the attendant potential for standalones, spin-offs and the like, one name has been around for a long time without becoming attached to any known role. Or rather, two names, one guy: The Rock, maybe better known nowadays as plain Dwayne Johnson. Rumors have swirled for ages, such that we basically know for sure the man will be in a DC movie soon— probably at least for a moment in “Batman vs Superman,” likely with a bigger role in a putative “Justice League” movie a year or two later.

Watch: Dwayne Johnson Is Unleashed In First Trailer For Brett Ratner's 'Hercules'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2014 12:17 PM
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Hercules
"I'm just excited that our movies are different and that there are multiple stories of Hercules being told. The Rock's is quite different. It's The Thracian Wars, which are the older stories of Hercules. This is the origin, so it sets it up," Kellan Lutz proclaimed earlier this year, promoting his Hercules movie that opened to minimal interest. Then again, Lutz is no Dwayne Johnson. However, the real question is whether or not audiences actually care about this character.

15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 19, 2014 1:19 PM
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15 Underseen Sci-Fi Dystopian Films
It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elements to this type of future, from corrupt governments to alien intervention to dizzying technology, it can be like mapmaking in an uncharted area. Sooner or later, you get lost and can't circle back.

Rumor: 'Justice League' Co-Starring The Rock Planned For 2016, Will Shoot Back-To-Back With 'Batman Vs. Superman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 7:46 PM
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You might have missed it, but Dwayne Johnson kicked off the New Year teasing that he was meeting with Warner Bros. about a DC Comics project that would be in the works in 2014. Of course, this sent people digging for info and some rumors are surfacing of what it could be all about.

Women Out Earn The Men In Forbes List Of Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck Led By Emma Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 10:07 AM
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While Hollywood's current formula is focused on the lucrative model of making sequels and reboots, the always difficult to decipher question is figuring who to lead these valuable properties. And while the industry continues to present more complex, interesting leading opportunities to men (particularly when it comes to blockbusters), it might be time to change their thinking.

Marvel One-Shot ‘All Hail The King’ Will Hit 'Thor: The Dark World' Blu; Dwayne Johnson Teases DC Comic Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 12:26 PM
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Welcome to 2014, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. In fact, our first post of year was the latest tease from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and considering some of the top grossing movies of 2013 were franchises and comic movies, it's not a surprise that today brings with it even more superhero news.

Dwayne Johnson Basically Making His Own 'All Is Lost' With 'Not Without Hope'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 3:54 PM
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Survival movies are having a moment this fall with "Gravity," "Captain Phillips"and the recently premiered "Lone Survivor" (read our review) but of course, as our feature 20 Survival Films That Will Take You Into The Abyss points out, it's not exactly new cinematic territory. Still, one has to wonder how recently Dwayne Johnson saw the Robert Redford starring "All Is Lost" before signing onto this project (or maybe he's just a big fan of "The Perfect Storm").

Dwayne Johnson Joins 'Seal Team 666,' Sienna Miller Does The 'Mississippi Grind,' Aaron Eckhart Will 'Fade Out' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 5:43 PM
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The American Film Market is now underway, which means lots of casting and updates to projects that are looking to get sold over the next week. And so, let's just dive into some of the movies that will be hawked on the sales floor....

Dwayne Johnson Rocks 'San Andreas,' Kate Beckinsale Has 'The Face Of An Angel' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 16, 2013 9:19 AM
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Dwayne Johnson, it seems, cannot be contained by two dimensions alone. Variety is reporting that Johnson is returning to the 3D world with the earthquake movie “San Andreas” and reuniting with his “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”—also in 3D!—director Brad Peyton for the 3D earthquake movie, “San Andreas." Or is it called “San Andreas 3D?” While Allan Loeb and Carlton Cuse both penned earlier drafts, the film will go into production with a script from “The Conjuring” duo Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes. The film will focus on Johnson as an estranged father trying to rescue his daughter after a massive quake at the titular fault.

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