5 Marvel Superheroes The Rock Could Play In a Film
Finally… Marvel Studios want The Rock in a movie. Fans have begged for pro-wrestlers to get involved in the Marvel superhero movie factory and now the biggest superhero company seems to be on board.
Ken Feige had this to say about The Rock in a Marvel film…
“His name has come up in the past. I’m a gigantic fan of his. I think he`s incredible. I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven`t really met him. I don`t really know him, but I think he`s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature. He`s awesome in `Pain & Gain`. He was great in `G.I. Joe`. He`s really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter`s always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.
There’s an endless list of comic characters that The Rock would be well suited to play on the big screen. Here are our top five choices.
Namor the Submariner
Much like The Hulk, Namor has been on both sides of The Avengers. Sometimes he’s a babyface, sometimes he’s a heel. The Rock could slide right in, and play the villain of ‘The Avengers 2′, but then return as an ally for the third film.
This is the kind of character who The Rock could inject new life into, and a solo film franchise would be a must.
We’re surprised Namor hasn’t hit the big screen yet, but perhaps Marvel was waiting for an actor with the mainstream appeal of The Rock. A Marvel film with special effects to look like Atlantis could be monumental.
You could probably call Goliath a “C” character when it comes to members of The Avengers. His biggest claim to fame was dying during Marvel’s Civil War, which pit all the superheroes against one another, lead separately by Iron Man and Captain America.
Goliath’s ability to grow huge isn’t far off from The Rock’s own ability, but it takes far less meals for Goliath to pull of the feat.
We doubt Goliath would be worth a movie franchise of his own, but he could be “The one who dies” in ‘The Avengers 2′. The Rock is a bit bigger of a movie name to kill off than Clark Gregg/Agent Coulson.
Hercules isn’t the most interesting character that Marvel has, but The Rock could easily play the brute in an ensemble superhero film.
Hercules in Marvel comics is exactly the same as Hercules in every other form of literature. The best part about Herc is how he speaks in a wacky old-timey English dialect, and we’d love to see Duane Johnson trying not to do that in a laughable manner.
Rock is already built like the half-son of a Greek God, so it’s not much of a stretch that he could fit the role, but I do question Rock’s ability to grow a beard. You can’t play Hercules without a beard, but perhaps a funny fake beard would compliment the goofy accent.
Black Bolt’s voice is more powerful than all of the other superheros on this list combined. It’s so powerful that he can’t even speak to his normal friends, and thus, The Rock would have the easiest time collecting a paycheck ever. He probably wouldn’t pull an ab or anything.
Instead of an Avengers film, The Rock could play Black Bolt in an Illuminati crossover film. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, The Rock as Black Bolt and Namor (one masked, one obviously not), and then you only have to fill-out a few more roster spots (Dr. Strange, Black Panther).
Black Bolt is one of those characters we’ve always wanted to see on the big screen, but he’s not exactly the most premiere choice for a new Superhero franchise. The Rock could get it over, even without talking, though.
Moon Knight is a boxer turned Marine turned mercenary turned rich guy turned superhero. The story isn’t simple, but it’s made for film.
The Moon Knight could easily be Marvel’s newest Batman, if The Rock was in the role. It would take some serious range on the part of Duane, as Moon Knight is an insane person.
The best thing about a Moon Knight movie would be that the majority of non-comic book fans are unaware of his origin, unlike Spiderman, which we’ve seen done numerous times in movies and cartoons.
The Rock could take Moon Knight into a top tier character with his own personal popularity, and a fun story.