After a long delay, “GI Joe: Retaliation” hits theaters this week, and star Dwayne Johnson is out talking it up. ComingSoon got him to talk about a few other things, though, such as the fate of two comic book properties he was attached to for a very long time, DC’s “Lobo” and “Shazam.” Johnson said:
“[Lobo] kind of came and went,” he explains. “It came. I thought it was interesting. Then it kind of went away… ‘Shazam’ was more interesting. And really interesting to me. I would have loved that, especially the idea of playing Black Adam. Again, though, studios start to look at other properties and other superhero properties, what makes sense and what doesn’t.”
Johnson is gearing up to star in a comic book based movie, Brett Ratner’s adaptation of Radical Comics’s “Hercules.” However, he makes it clear that he wants to get into the superhero side of things. How clear? He says, “There’ll be a superhero I do.”
Speaking of super, Johnson did comment on a certain revitalized franchise he’d like to become part of:
“‘Star Wars,’” Johnson smiles. “And that’s not to say that they need it. Obviously they’re doing very well. J.J. [Abrams] is just gonna crush it. I’m so excited. There’s a guy, by the way, who’s not just a brilliant director, but who honors and respects mythology. You’ve seen that with ‘Star Trek’ and you’re going to see that with ‘Star Wars.’ I’m very excited about that.”
Well, you never know–proclaiming fandom reportedly got Samuel L. Jackson written into the prequel trilogy.
Read the rest of the interview at ComingSoon to find out what Johnson sees for the future of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. “Fast & Furious 6″ comes out on May 24th, and Johnson’s other spring film, “Pain and Gain” comes out on April 26th.