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First Look at Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Hercules!

The trailer drops tomorrow, but The Rock tweeted out a single screenshot of himself all decked out in Ancient Greek glory. Check it out here:


No Lion pelt yet?

No Lion pelt yet? ALSO, please don’t try to make this a superhero thing.

Fans of Johnson have seen the wrestler making bigger and bigger gains of muscle, first for “Pain & Gain,” and now for “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.” I’ll admit that, at first, I was skeptical of the casting, but this shot is much better than I expected it to be.

But now, I’m just concerned that this thing was directed by Brett Rattner… Who is awful.

Based on Steve Moore’s graphic novel of the same name, we should expect to see a world-weary Hercules, plus a small group on companions, reveling in battle, until the King of Thrace hires them to train his army to be the greatest in the world, and are confronted with how ruthless and barbaric the former heroes themselves have become. So, I imagine a pretty bloody little romp through mangled mythology.

“Hercules: The Thracian Wars” comes out on July 25th, 2014 in the US.