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Marvel boss backs The Rock for superhero role



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Marvel boss Kevin Feige wants to see Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson star in a superhero movie and thinks he’s an ”unbelievable force of nature”.

Marvel boss backs The Rock for superhero role

Kevin Feige wants DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON in a Marvel movie.

The Marvel Studios president – whose production credits include ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Iron Man’ – thinks the ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ actor is an ”unbelievable force of nature” and would be well suited for a superhero movie.

He told Collider.com: ”His name has come up in the past. I’m a gigantic fan of his. I think he’s incredible. I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven’t really met him. I don’t really know him, but I think he’s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature.

”He’s awesome in ‘Pain & Gain’. He was great in ‘G.I. Joe’. He’s really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter’s always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.”

The studio boss also said it is a ”priority” for Marvel to introduce more strong female characters in its movies to go along with Scarlett Johansson’s femme fatale character, Black Widow.

He said: ”Even if you look at ‘Avengers’, if you look at ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ – that we have in production right now – all have strong female characters; stronger than I think people even would’ve guessed. It’s a priority for us because we have an enormous amount of incredibly strong female characters in comics.”



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  1. Ian says:

    Um, you want to bring in new heroes to the Avengers franchise here is your chance to bring in a lesser known hero with a big name.

    Luke Cage has Rock written all over him.

    They could do a Luke Cage solo movie OR have him and Iron Fist in a movie and have a big name actor play Fist as well.

    I would love to see Rock as Cage.

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