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#1 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

Has been revealed

I'm MORE than okay with this!!!!!!! He's a damn good actor and it looks like we'll be getting the "Most Electrifying Lantern in Sector 2814!!!!" Can ya smell what The Lantern is cooking?!

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#2 Posted by Black_Claw (3369 posts) - - Show Bio

It hasn't been officially confirmed. Besides, for all I know Dwayne could have been joking about wanting to play John Stewart.

But if he does play him I would have no objections to it.

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#3 Posted by Dernman (21920 posts) - - Show Bio

Terrible

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#4 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd only be okay with it if he made an elbow pad construct and threw it off halfway through a fight.

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#5 Edited by Transformers1024 (7279 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yea! I think he could pull of John Stewart.

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#6 Posted by Transformers1024 (7279 posts) - - Show Bio

Or him as Cyborg would be pretty badass.

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#7 Edited by reaverlation (21073 posts) - - Show Bio

Or people's elbow somebody with a giant elbow construct if he is John Stewart

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#8 Edited by JeanRalphio (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone that thinks that John Stewart can whoop Superman's ass doesn't deserve a role in the DC universe.

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#9 Posted by lvenger (28732 posts) - - Show Bio

It hasn't been confirmed with any shred of empirical evidence or confirmation yet. Nor is there any reason to think the Rock can play John Stewart. He's a one note, one dimensional actor who I'm certain even the die hard Stewart fans on here would snob at playing their precious Stewart on screen. The DC Cinematic universe would definitely be worsened by this if it were true.

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#10 Edited by TDK_1997 (17260 posts) - - Show Bio

This hasn't been confirmed but it's definitely bad news in my opinion.I have nothing against the Rock but he has never really impressed me with his acting and Superman/Batman is a movie that I definitely want to see good actors in it and the Rock isn't one of them.And the other thing is that I don't see him as John Stewart and I would definitely prefer Idris Elba or Denzel Washington.

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@lvenger said:

It hasn't been confirmed with any shred of empirical evidence or confirmation yet. Nor is there any reason to think the Rock can play John Stewart. He's a one note, one dimensional actor who I'm certain even the die hard Stewart fans on here would snob at playing their precious Stewart on screen. The DC Cinematic universe would definitely be worsened by this if it were true.

i consider myself a die hard stewart fan ( i prefer him over hal and im a white guy) and i disagree with what you said. i know everyone has a hard on for idris elba but seriously itll never happen just like the jamie alexander wonder woman fanboys . do you really think marvel let alone disney is going to be like ok yea go in our rivals movie and we will just push thor 3 aside? people cant be that dense can they? as i said before i havent been a fan of rocks movie career for the last 10 years but i did like him in the last 2 fast films plus walking tall. i havent seen snitch or pain and gain so i cant really comment on those.

im just at a point where wb and dc are investing all this money into the project where they really want it to succeed and i think thats a good thing because a lot of fans in the comic community believe dc and wb just simply dont care. does anybody really believe a major company would piss away that kind of money? have some faith people

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#13 Edited by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

THIS WOULD BE SO SICK

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The only other person who deserves this more is Idris Elba

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#14 Posted by Jaymundo (198 posts) - - Show Bio

True or not, we know one thing for certain and that's that he can't do a worse job than Ryan Reynolds

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#15 Posted by lvenger (28732 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

It hasn't been confirmed with any shred of empirical evidence or confirmation yet. Nor is there any reason to think the Rock can play John Stewart. He's a one note, one dimensional actor who I'm certain even the die hard Stewart fans on here would snob at playing their precious Stewart on screen. The DC Cinematic universe would definitely be worsened by this if it were true.

i consider myself a die hard stewart fan ( i prefer him over hal and im a white guy) and i disagree with what you said. i know everyone has a hard on for idris elba but seriously itll never happen just like the jamie alexander wonder woman fanboys . do you really think marvel let alone disney is going to be like ok yea go in our rivals movie and we will just push thor 3 aside? people cant be that dense can they? as i said before i havent been a fan of rocks movie career for the last 10 years but i did like him in the last 2 fast films plus walking tall. i havent seen snitch or pain and gain so i cant really comment on those.

im just at a point where wb and dc are investing all this money into the project where they really want it to succeed and i think thats a good thing because a lot of fans in the comic community believe dc and wb just simply dont care. does anybody really believe a major company would piss away that kind of money? have some faith people

I was referring to a specific set of John Stewart fans in that comment but I agree Idris Elba would never play John Stewart. Nor would I want him to since it's beneath his acting capabilities IMO. As for The Rock, I stand by him being a one dimensional and one note actor with little creativity in his roles. The Scorpion King is one of the best examples of this for me if you've seen that.

I have to disagree with that assertion simply because shoving money and good will into projects doesn't necessarily make them work. Marvel's plans and variety of films has made box office and critical success with fans and non comic book fans alike. There's more on offer with Marvel whereas outside of Vertigo and Alan Moore's stories, DC have only done good Superman and Batman films. That's it and it stifles creativity. But worse still, DC and WB are now rushing to cram everything into a DC Cinematic universe to contend with Marvel. They're diving head first into a Superman/Batman movie rather than giving Superman his own sequel to deal with the major and divisive problems MOS had with it (regardless of whether you agree with its critics or not) Instead, they're shoving Batman in for starpower and sales figures as well as moving an expanded DCCU along. It just screams that they're playing catch up rather than organically fleshing their films out like Marvel did and that's not a good strategy at all. It's why I have no faith (not much of a faith person anyway) in this current direction.

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#16 Edited by TazzMission (5766 posts) - - Show Bio

also guys the rock sells he really does. the last 2 fast films that he stared in made more money than the others

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#17 Edited by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

also guys the rock sells he really does. the last 2 fast films that he stared in made more money than the others

That's why his nickname is "franchise viagra"

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#18 Edited by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@tazzmission said:

@lvenger said:

It hasn't been confirmed with any shred of empirical evidence or confirmation yet. Nor is there any reason to think the Rock can play John Stewart. He's a one note, one dimensional actor who I'm certain even the die hard Stewart fans on here would snob at playing their precious Stewart on screen. The DC Cinematic universe would definitely be worsened by this if it were true.

i consider myself a die hard stewart fan ( i prefer him over hal and im a white guy) and i disagree with what you said. i know everyone has a hard on for idris elba but seriously itll never happen just like the jamie alexander wonder woman fanboys . do you really think marvel let alone disney is going to be like ok yea go in our rivals movie and we will just push thor 3 aside? people cant be that dense can they? as i said before i havent been a fan of rocks movie career for the last 10 years but i did like him in the last 2 fast films plus walking tall. i havent seen snitch or pain and gain so i cant really comment on those.

im just at a point where wb and dc are investing all this money into the project where they really want it to succeed and i think thats a good thing because a lot of fans in the comic community believe dc and wb just simply dont care. does anybody really believe a major company would piss away that kind of money? have some faith people

If the Rock can balance GL with the Fast and Furious Films and GI Joe films, then Idris Elba can balance his Thor cameos with a GL or Justice League film.

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#19 Posted by lvenger (28732 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain13: Name me one actor who's appeared in both a Marvel and DC film in the last 5 years. You can take a decade if you can't think of anything else. And ultimately you should know that Marvel would be extremely unlikely to let one of their own actors appear in a DC film. I don't know why you persist in thinking otherwise but that's the blunt truth of the matter.

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#20 Edited by TazzMission (5766 posts) - - Show Bio

@tazzmission said:

@lvenger said:

It hasn't been confirmed with any shred of empirical evidence or confirmation yet. Nor is there any reason to think the Rock can play John Stewart. He's a one note, one dimensional actor who I'm certain even the die hard Stewart fans on here would snob at playing their precious Stewart on screen. The DC Cinematic universe would definitely be worsened by this if it were true.

i consider myself a die hard stewart fan ( i prefer him over hal and im a white guy) and i disagree with what you said. i know everyone has a hard on for idris elba but seriously itll never happen just like the jamie alexander wonder woman fanboys . do you really think marvel let alone disney is going to be like ok yea go in our rivals movie and we will just push thor 3 aside? people cant be that dense can they? as i said before i havent been a fan of rocks movie career for the last 10 years but i did like him in the last 2 fast films plus walking tall. i havent seen snitch or pain and gain so i cant really comment on those.

im just at a point where wb and dc are investing all this money into the project where they really want it to succeed and i think thats a good thing because a lot of fans in the comic community believe dc and wb just simply dont care. does anybody really believe a major company would piss away that kind of money? have some faith people

If the Rock can balance GL with the Fast and Furious Films and GI Joe films, then Idris Elba can balance his Thor cameos with a GL or Justice League film.

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um did you miss the part where i said marvel and disney wouldnt allow it? sure idris may say hed love to do it but if marvel dosent want him to they wont allow it. again just like jamie alexander being wonder woman. marvel and disney arent going to put thor 3 on hold and have there 2 stars go to there competition.

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#21 Edited by TazzMission (5766 posts) - - Show Bio

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@captain13: Name me one actor who's appeared in both a Marvel and DC film in the last 5 years. You can take a decade if you can't think of anything else. And ultimately you should know that Marvel would be extremely unlikely to let one of their own actors appear in a DC film. I don't know why you persist in thinking otherwise but that's the blunt truth of the matter.

eeeeeeeeeeer well ryan reynolds( green lantern) and halley berry ( catwoman).................. but at the time they werent under a marvel contract

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#22 Posted by lvenger (28732 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@captain13: Name me one actor who's appeared in both a Marvel and DC film in the last 5 years. You can take a decade if you can't think of anything else. And ultimately you should know that Marvel would be extremely unlikely to let one of their own actors appear in a DC film. I don't know why you persist in thinking otherwise but that's the blunt truth of the matter.

eeeeeeeeeeer well ryan reynolds( green lantern) and halley berry ( catwoman).................. but at the time they werent under a marvel contract

Fine I stand corrected although one came after a set of Marvel films and the other just plain sucked.

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#23 Edited by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@captain13: Name me one actor who's appeared in both a Marvel and DC film in the last 5 years. You can take a decade if you can't think of anything else. And ultimately you should know that Marvel would be extremely unlikely to let one of their own actors appear in a DC film. I don't know why you persist in thinking otherwise but that's the blunt truth of the matter.

Because Correlation = Causation and competing studios have the power to tell an actor not to work for another studio, right? Universal can tell the Rock not to work for WB or Disney? Fox can tell Chris Evans not to work for Marvel?

And how many DC movies franchises have there been in comparison to the number Marvel Studios has under their belt?

There are a million reasons for why Jaime Alexander didn't get WW. Like maybe asking for too much money. And she was never listed as a top 3 contender for the role anyway.

Show me proof that JA didn't get WW because she was working for Marvel.

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#24 Posted by Farkam (8144 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone that thinks that John Stewart can whoop Superman's ass doesn't deserve a role in the DC universe.

Why not?

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#26 Edited by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude... Dwayne Johnson as Stewart? I mean, I would love to see other actors in the role but man, if there's anyone who can push more energy into a role and the utmost dedication, it's the Rock. Despite this being unconfirmed, I would actually be highly interested in seeing Johnson as Stewart.

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#27 Posted by lvenger (28732 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain13: How mature as per usual of your biased comments. The shooting of the Thor films would have to be put on hold to allow Idris Elba to go and film his role as John Stewart in Justice League and that's something Marvel would never let happen. Plus Elba is contracted for Luther not to mention his offers are going to skyrocket as a result of this Nelson Mandela film which will be all the more endearing after Mandela's tragic passing. Why would Elba want to stick with a superhero movie role when there are other more worthy parts he can try for instead? This is why I don't like fan casting because of the gaping holes your subjective theories has making it all the more easier for me to poke holes in it.

Oh and I don't need proof because I never believed she was up for Wonder Woman. It was evidently a rumour fanned out of control that set the Internet off on their usual tangents just as one Twitter comment from Idris Elba on John Stewart has done to you.

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#28 Edited by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

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@captain13: How mature as per usual of your biased comments. The shooting of the Thor films would have to be put on hold to allow Idris Elba to go and film his role as John Stewart in Justice League and that's something Marvel would never let happen. Plus Elba is contracted for Luther not to mention his offers are going to skyrocket as a result of this Nelson Mandela film which will be all the more endearing after Mandela's tragic passing. Why would Elba want to stick with a superhero movie role when there are other more worthy parts he can try for instead? This is why I don't like fan casting because of the gaping holes your subjective theories has making it all the more easier for me to poke holes in it.

Oh and I don't need proof because I never believed she was up for Wonder Woman. It was evidently a rumour fanned out of control that set the Internet off on their usual tangents just as one Twitter comment from Idris Elba on John Stewart has done to you.

Uh, maybe because Elba himself wants the role and has been trying to get his own superhero franchise for years now? Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale are evidence that good actors like that franchise money but still find time for other films. I like how you decide what parts are worthy of an actor. Didn't Will Smith play Hancock? Didn't Pacino star in an Adam Sandler film? Wasn't Elba in Pacific Rim? I could shoot holes in your logic all day.

And I don't just support Elba for the role. I'm saying you have no justifiable or concrete reason for thinking he couldn't get the role.

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#29 Edited by TazzMission (5766 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain13 said:

@lvenger said:

@captain13: How mature as per usual of your biased comments. The shooting of the Thor films would have to be put on hold to allow Idris Elba to go and film his role as John Stewart in Justice League and that's something Marvel would never let happen. Plus Elba is contracted for Luther not to mention his offers are going to skyrocket as a result of this Nelson Mandela film which will be all the more endearing after Mandela's tragic passing. Why would Elba want to stick with a superhero movie role when there are other more worthy parts he can try for instead? This is why I don't like fan casting because of the gaping holes your subjective theories has making it all the more easier for me to poke holes in it.

Oh and I don't need proof because I never believed she was up for Wonder Woman. It was evidently a rumour fanned out of control that set the Internet off on their usual tangents just as one Twitter comment from Idris Elba on John Stewart has done to you.

Uh, maybe because Elba himself wants the role and has been trying to get his own superhero franchise for years now? Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale are evidence that good actors like that franchise money but still find time for other films. I like how you decide what parts are worthy of an actor. Didn't Will Smith play Hancock? Didn't Pacino star in an Adam Sandler film? I could shoot holes in your logic all day.

elba isnt pacino though. you cant compare him to pacino. its like saying compare bale to deniro it cant be compared.

also with playing the role of nelson mandela what makes you so sure he wouldnt continue doing biopic movies? it all boils down to what the actor wants to do for a project. maybe elba is ok with doing a gl solo series but he wouldnt want to do jla since dc and wb would want to contract him for other films as js. why do you think we havent seen aaron eckhart or jason stathman in a scifi movie? they stated themselves scifi isnt there thing and they prefer roles that are more realistic

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#30 Edited by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain13: @lvenger: Guys seriously? I understand the purpose and merits of a discussion and especially that everyone will have differing, subjective opinions. Although, with those opinions being subjective and opinions being personal biases, there is still an unusual and unnecessary amount of hostility between the two of you with claims of "ripping holes into theories". This isn't a debate, tone it down a bit.

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#31 Posted by Farkam (8144 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain13 said:

@lvenger said:

@captain13: How mature as per usual of your biased comments. The shooting of the Thor films would have to be put on hold to allow Idris Elba to go and film his role as John Stewart in Justice League and that's something Marvel would never let happen. Plus Elba is contracted for Luther not to mention his offers are going to skyrocket as a result of this Nelson Mandela film which will be all the more endearing after Mandela's tragic passing. Why would Elba want to stick with a superhero movie role when there are other more worthy parts he can try for instead? This is why I don't like fan casting because of the gaping holes your subjective theories has making it all the more easier for me to poke holes in it.

Oh and I don't need proof because I never believed she was up for Wonder Woman. It was evidently a rumour fanned out of control that set the Internet off on their usual tangents just as one Twitter comment from Idris Elba on John Stewart has done to you.

Uh, maybe because Elba himself wants the role and has been trying to get his own superhero franchise for years now? Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale are evidence that good actors like that franchise money but still find time for other films. I like how you decide what parts are worthy of an actor. Didn't Will Smith play Hancock? Didn't Pacino star in an Adam Sandler film? I could shoot holes in your logic all day.

elba isnt pacino though. you cant compare him to pacino. its like saying compare bale to deniro it cant be compared.

also with playing the role of nelson mandela what makes you so sure he wouldnt continue doing biopic movies? it all boils down to what the actor wants to do for a project. maybe elba is ok with doing a gl solo series but he wouldnt want to do jla since dc and wb would want to contract him for other films as js. why do you think we havent seen aaron eckhart or jason stathman in a scifi movie? they stated themselves scifi isnt there thing and they prefer roles that are more realistic

I guess I, Frankenstein is realistic then.

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#32 Edited by TazzMission (5766 posts) - - Show Bio

like i said before i never seen him act and i think he would be great for john stewart if they wanted a younger actor since people swear by him that he is going to be huge in the next 5 to 10 years.

michael b jordan

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#33 Edited by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam said:

@tazzmission said:

@captain13 said:

@lvenger said:

@captain13: How mature as per usual of your biased comments. The shooting of the Thor films would have to be put on hold to allow Idris Elba to go and film his role as John Stewart in Justice League and that's something Marvel would never let happen. Plus Elba is contracted for Luther not to mention his offers are going to skyrocket as a result of this Nelson Mandela film which will be all the more endearing after Mandela's tragic passing. Why would Elba want to stick with a superhero movie role when there are other more worthy parts he can try for instead? This is why I don't like fan casting because of the gaping holes your subjective theories has making it all the more easier for me to poke holes in it.

Oh and I don't need proof because I never believed she was up for Wonder Woman. It was evidently a rumour fanned out of control that set the Internet off on their usual tangents just as one Twitter comment from Idris Elba on John Stewart has done to you.

Uh, maybe because Elba himself wants the role and has been trying to get his own superhero franchise for years now? Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale are evidence that good actors like that franchise money but still find time for other films. I like how you decide what parts are worthy of an actor. Didn't Will Smith play Hancock? Didn't Pacino star in an Adam Sandler film? I could shoot holes in your logic all day.

elba isnt pacino though. you cant compare him to pacino. its like saying compare bale to deniro it cant be compared.

also with playing the role of nelson mandela what makes you so sure he wouldnt continue doing biopic movies? it all boils down to what the actor wants to do for a project. maybe elba is ok with doing a gl solo series but he wouldnt want to do jla since dc and wb would want to contract him for other films as js. why do you think we havent seen aaron eckhart or jason stathman in a scifi movie? they stated themselves scifi isnt there thing and they prefer roles that are more realistic

I guess I, Frankenstein is realistic then.

Yup, lol. So is Ghosts of Mars, with Statham.

Elba has been fighting for a superhero role for years now. He wanted Blade. He wanted Superman. Etc. He's shown interest in Green Lantern on his twitter. He's been in other superhero films. But for some reason, he wouldn't want to play John Stewart, even with spinoff potential.

He's the same age as Affleck, which would help to balance out the ages of the cast.

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#34 Posted by montydapunk.k (69 posts) - - Show Bio

God No!!! The Rock is my personal favorite but I don't want him to play John Stewart . The guy is tailor made to portray a bad ass character like Lobo, not only has he that physique but he's also got that eccentric personality (as a heel in the WWE we saw a lot of that) that suits Lobo,,,, And since when did John Stewart become bigger than the Superman.

Gosh the Justice League is getting weird, first an anorexic Wonder Woman and now a 6'4 Green lantern in front of a 6'1 Superman. Way to go WB

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#35 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45256 posts) - - Show Bio

oh no.....

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#36 Posted by kgb725 (13830 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeanralphio: Have you forgotten hes done it before. John Stewart should be a little older since hes a no nonsense veteran from the military

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#37 Posted by SHARKBEARAGATOR (1684 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who thought the man perfect for John Stewart was Micheal Jai White and I don't even like John that much other than his portrayal is the JL:TAS

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#38 Posted by RDClip (1920 posts) - - Show Bio

The Rock is a big money star right now, I'm not surprised he is being considered for a superhero role. I really like him as an actor (though some of that is nostalgia for the 12 year old me watching him wrestle HHH and Stone Cold) and he certainly fits perfectly in the roles he has chosen. He's never going to win an Oscar, but he is great in popcorn action and comedy schlock.

I still don't see him as John, my no.1 pick for that role is still Elba.

Just because Rock is in talks with WB, doesn't mean he is going to be in the JLA movie. He could potentially be in one of those stand alone DC movies we heard about a few weeks back. The Rock as Bronze Tiger in Suicide Squad, anyone?

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#40 Posted by Black_Claw (3369 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdclip: Or he can play Black Adam since pretty much a lot of fans (myself included) think that he can pull it off.

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#41 Edited by JeanRalphio (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: Jog my memory,I've forgotten. Also the veteran angle isn't that good,I'll be a Army veteran when I'm 22,all vets aren't older(unless you consider 20s old) and while I agree with no-nonsense,why should you just look for no-nonsense actors,that the defeats the purpose of an acting.

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#42 Edited by LyraFay (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys do realise that Hollywood doesn't go back to work until 6th or 8th January.

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#43 Edited by TheFirstLantern (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

If he is going to be in Batman vs Superman then he should be Lobo. Well at least in my eyes. The movie is going to have Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex. The other rumor is that the movie will have two superman villains, more than likely lex is one of them. What other rogue works for The Rock? Lobo of course! He has the physicality for the role. Wonder Woman might be used to help superman deal with him while Batman/Bruce deals with Lex. Ahh I hope he is Lobo or Black Adam, heck Ill take him as a powered up Parasite.

Or what if they are following the Superman Unchained story, after the trinity is a part of it. This is a long shot though.

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#44 Edited by MakkyD (6944 posts) - - Show Bio

Personality-wise, I thought he'd suit Guy Gardner more if he was a Green Lantern.

@montydapunk_k-shock, WB has actually picked a mediterranean woman with military training to play Wonder Woman! The horror!

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#45 Edited by LyraFay (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

None of this is confirmed, calm bloody hell down!

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#46 Edited by RustyRoy (16263 posts) - - Show Bio

From a financial standpoint it actually makes sense. Rock is one of the most successful movie stars today and he is kind of a lucky charm for franchises which have lost steam, people are calling him franchise resurrecter or something like that, so it makes sense that WB would want him to play a GL, also I don't think he's a bad choice for John (not saying he's good, I want Elba to play John), he's a good team player, he works well in team up movies, he has played military type roles before, he's got the charisma and he can actually make GL a badass in the GP's eyes after the flop GL movie and he can do it without stealing the spotlight from Batman and Superman and yet making a big impression on the GP.

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#47 Posted by lvenger (28732 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still not sold, he hasn't shown any acting credibility and won't be able to sink into the role of John Stewart which is a problem Ben Affleck faces also.

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#48 Posted by UrbanChill (235 posts) - - Show Bio

The rock can pull off mongul as well

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#49 Posted by TazzMission (5766 posts) - - Show Bio

The rock can pull off mongul as well

i was thinking of mogul showing up in some fashion but rock wouldnt be my pick. honestly i think benedict cumberbatch should play him since the voice alone would be meanacing and they could just have him do what he did in the hobbit and have him do the whole motion capture suit that way mogul can look like mogul