In an interview with MTV News, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed that playing Hercules has been a dream project for him, which will finally be realized in Brett Ratner's film of the same name.
He said: "We have some movies getting ready to come out, but the next shoot, I'm really excited about, a passion project I've had now on my mind ever since I got into Hollywood, over 15 years now, 'Hercules.' I can't wait. We're going to shoot that in Croatia and Budapest. I've been preparing for this role now for the good part of a year. Understand, for me when I was a kid, Hercules was always a hero of mine, from Steve Reeves to the multiple guys who have played Hercules, but the idea and the notion of this man. When I first got into movies, I thought, 'Gosh, I would love to do that one day.' I always thought that the version of Hercules that I want to play was one that was more dramatic and survived in barren lands and not necessarily slick in any way or anything like that. It's been around and been on my mind for some time."
He was also asked about Lobo, which doesn't appear to be happening now. He added: "It was for a minute, but then it kind of just went away as things happen in Hollywood. For a minute, [I] was interested in it, and then it went away."