He’s already conquered ancient Egypt as the Scorpion King, now the man formerly known as “The Rock” is coming to theaters this summer to kick ass all over ancient Greece as the legendary hero Hercules.
If I recall this Brett Ratner-directed action film is something about Hercules and the 12 Labors, fighting for a Thracian king, loss of family, emotions, or something. Let’s be honest, we just want to see The Rock beat up a lot of dudes in armor and mythical beast. And the occasional really hot, bronze-skinned (and scantily clad) lady dropped in the mix. I mean that’s why we watch summer blockbusters about ancient times.
And as far as historical accuracy is concerned (Nevermind the fact that this is a story about a demigod and magic beasties), if the prince of Persia and most bad-ass Saiyan can be white dudes, then Hercules can be a…whatever the hell the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is. This potential 300 meets the Mummy might just a summer sleeper.
Hercules arrives July 25th, 2014.