Later this summer, audiences will get to see Dwayne Johnson in the role he was born to play. Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner, stars Johnson as the son of Zeus. The latest trailer for the fantasy flick shows Johnson as somewhat of a family man, but also a warrior who isn’t afraid to battle enormous lions and three-headed monsters. Check it out below.
Earlier this year we saw a version of Hercules in Renny Harlin‘s The Legend of Hercules, which failed miserably at the box office. Ratner’s film is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Tracian Wars and tells the story of Hercules before he became a legendary hero. Though the trailers haven’t been all that impressive in terms of storytelling, Johnson has a faithful fan-base, and it’s very likely that he’ll get audiences to show up. The role of Hercules is one he was meant to play.
In this new trailer Johnson, once again, gets to show off his spectacular physique, which just screams Greek hero. It seems like Hercules is going to have a hard time accepting his fate as a hero because he keeps saying that he only wants to be a “good husband and father”, and that he’s “not hero.” But by the end he screams at the top of his lungs, “I am Hercules!”
Here’s an official synopsis of the movie:
“Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.”
Hercules opens on July 25. The film also stars Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie and John Hurt.
What do you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to Ratner’s Hercules?