Being one of the most popular action stars right now, casting Dwayne Johnson in one of the superhero movies would boost the movie’s popularity by folds. MCU fans who also love “The Rock” would love to see the actor play a major superhero for the franchise. Though now that The Rock has been chosen by DC to play Black Adam, the chances of him being cast in MCU are impossible. But there was a possibility. Here’s a list of MCU characters The Rock is perfect for.
The MCU character that is a lot similar to The Rock’s DC character is Namor The Sub-Mariner. If he can play that character then he might as well slay this one too. As, both the characters are incredibly strong and popular for working in the moral gray areas. Both of them are portrayed with brooding anger that puts them in a bad place with their fellow superheroes. These qualities could be a reason why Dwayne Johnson was chosen to play Black Adam, and the reasons would make him a great Namor for Marvel.
Dwayne Johnson would make a better Hyperion than Black Adam. This could be The Rock’s version of Superman. Being an Eternal, Hyperion’s abilities make him comparable to Superman. His abilities have proven on many occasions that he has the powers to take on even the strongest of MCU characters like Thor, Hulk, and more. Hyperion is a member of the Squadron Supreme. This comic exists in DC Universe and each member was created to mirror the DC characters. Hyperion is the Superman of the squad.
Another Marvel Character The Rock would have rocked is Ben Grimm from Fantastic Four. Dwayne Johnson could’ve added a lot more to the character of the Thing and made the third Live-Action Fantastic Four, and the first to be made by Marvel Studios, a lot more popular. Plus nothing could be better than Johnson playing one of the biggest powerhouses of Marvel’s Universe. The comedic side of the actor could have added more dynamic to the Fantastic Four team.
For Dwayne Johnson, the most interesting role in MCU would have been that of Black Bolt. The character has already featured in ABC’s Inhumans, with Anson Mount playing the role. But the failure of the show is proof that if the show would be remade, it needs a proper reboot. And The Rock would’ve been the top candidate to play Black Bolt, the silent king. His words could cause such destruction that he avoided speaking at all. The character would require a lot of expressions and gestures to communicate due to lesser dialogues and The Rock could’ve loved a challenging role.
One of the most accurate characters in MCU for the Rock would have been Hercules. But the problem with the casting is that the actor has already played Hercules in the movie Hercules, 2014. MCU would not want to confuse by casting him to play their version. So, the next best role for him in the movie would be of Ares. The ruthless enemy of Hercules and a notorious supervillain of Marvel. With Johnson playing Ares, he could have been a part of the Dark Avengers Lineup, like the comic book counterpart.