Dwayne Johnson has shared a plethora of images from the set of director Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars over the past several months. However, one thing fans haven’t seen is the actor’s face.
However, all of that changed in a recent post on the busy actor’s Twitter page. After months of wondering what Johnson will look like the adaptation, a new photo showcases the legendary hero’s bearded mug wearing a lion skin headpiece.
The Inquisitr previously reported that production recently wrapped on Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Although Dwayne Johnson celebrated the end of filming with a sepia-toned photograph of the hero on a chariot, he still kept his famous face away from the camera. Johnson definitely knows how to tease.
Since the character is a bit older and a lot more weathered than the one found in Disney’s classic animated flick and the upcoming Renny Harlin effort Hercules: The Legend Begins, it’s understandable that Ratner and Johnson were eager to keep his appearance a closely-guarded secret.
Although Dwayne Johnson’s version of Hercules is hitting theaters shortly after Harlin’s flick, the Pain and Gain star doesn’t seem too worried about the competition. Since the movies approach the legend from two very different angles, Johnson thinks both films can happily co-exist in theaters.
“I wish those guys the best of luck with their movie. We’ll make ours and the audience will decide. There’s room [for both movies],” he explained to The Inquirer earlier this year.
As for Brett Ratner’s adaptation of Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Dwayne Johnson said he and the crew have nothing but the utmost respect for the mythology. Although the film might be much darker and a bit more violent than some fans may expect, the story will reportedly stay true to the character of legend.
Dwayne Johnson told the website:
“Hopefully it will be the basis by which similar movies like these are going to be measured, and we could raise the bar. We’ll make it darker. We’re very familiar with Hercules and his labors. We’ll do some really interesting things. We have a phenomenal writer, a Greek (Evan Spiliotopoulos), who came on board. He’s deeply connected to the mythology of Hercules.”
Curious to see what Dwayne Johnson looks like in the upcoming Hercules flick? Check out the recent tweet from the actor below.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 24, 2013
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[Top Image via Universal Pictures – Bottom Image via Dwayne Johnson / Twitter]