Since making his leap to the movies with The Mummy 2, Dwayne Johnson has become one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. And it seems that Marvel Studios has set its sights on the actor to swell the already very large list of stars in his cinematic universe playing a character created specifically for him.
Although Johnson has participated in large franchises such as Fast & Furious or Jumanji, at the moment, his filmography does not include any superhero films although that will soon change thanks to his role as Black Adam for DC, and the Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel Ball and Chain, which he will star opposite Emily Blunt.
The imposing actor has long been linked to various characters in the Marvel Universe, although for the moment, the paths of the studio and The Rock have not crossed. But rumors suggest Kevin Feige wants Johnson to be part of the Marvel cast, and he could do so thanks to a completely original character, a new superhero who has not appeared in the comics.
According to We Got This Covered, who has already anticipated Han’s return to the Fast & Furious franchise and the appearance of Diana’s golden armor in Wonder Woman 1984, Marvel is eager for The Rock to join their superheroes. And if they couldn’t find the right character, they would develop one from scratch, a hero devised specifically with the actor in mind.
This could bring a bit of controversy among fans since, on the one hand, Johnson is currently in the ranks of DC as Black Adam, Shazam’s enemy at the DCEU. And on the other hand, with so many good characters in the comics, making one exclusively for the actor could generate rejection among the most purist fandom.