Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson To Be Apocalypse In ‘X-Men: Future Apocalypse’ Movie?

Most fans of the X-Men movies will agree that X-Men: Days of Future Past cemented the franchise’s return to its original greatness. Known as the true sequel to X-Men: First Class — another movie which initiated the steps towards correctness — X-Men: Days of Future Past has been heralded and praised for its direction, acting, and storytelling. It is no wonder why its official follow-up is highly anticipated.

The Inquisitr has kept up with latest news on X-Men: Apocalypse, which is scheduled for theaters sometime in 2016. Previous articles explained who Apocalypse is because it was he who was building the pyramids in the after credits scene with his Four Horsemen just a stone’s throw away. It was also reported that Tom Hardy, the actor who played Bane in Dark Knight Rises, is rumored to play the role of “the first mutant ever.”

However, there is one actor many fans are wanting to play Apocalypse besides Tom Hardy, and he is known in the WWE as “The Great One.” That’s right! The people want Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, to be Apocalypse. And just to show how much fans want the Hercules actor to play the iconic role, both Comic Book Movie and Movie Pilot reported on phenomenal fan art made by Lucas Parolin, which is attached to this article.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Created by Lucas Parolin, this fan art depicts Mystique lovingly holding the hand of Apocalypse whole the latter drains Wolverine.

Enstars fueled the fan desires of Dwayne Johnson playing Apocalypse in their article. They specifically wrote in the form of a question for discussion if he would be heading for a string of super villain roles after it was confirmed he’d play another villain in another comic-to-movie adaption, Black Adam in Shazam.

Though their article was clearly made to follow-up on fan enticement, they provided information that makes it possible for Dwayne Johnson to play both roles. First, Shazam is slated to open in 2019. Taking to account that X-Men: Apocalypse opens in 2016, there is surely enough of a time gap for Johnson to play both comic book villains.

Now that you’ve read the article on how fans are clamoring for Dwayne Johnson to play one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe, what are your opinions? Would Johnson make a good Apocalypse, or should the producers stick with their original rumored choice of Tom Hardy? Sound off fellow comic book fans in the comments below!

[Images via Lucas Parolin]