Now he’s done at DC, Dwayne Johnson could finally fulfill a decades-old Marvel dream

Well we knew it was coming, but Dwayne Johnson has now officially confirmed that Warner Bros. is in no rush to get on the fast track Black Adam sequel, meaning the promised era of the DCU in which The Rock would star as one of its tentpole stars is over before it even began. Johnson is essentially parting ways with DC while James Gunn and Peter Safran rebuild the universe, and while he doesn’t rule out a return someday, he’s leaving the franchise behind for the foreseeable future.

The result is that there might be room for one in his busy schedule Wonder Role. And while fans may be surprisingly uninterested in seeing him in the MCU, Johnson laid the groundwork for his arrival as an iconic hero nearly a full decade ago. Way back when Johnson took to Twitter in 2013 to pitch Kevin Feige with an idea — cast him as Luke Cage.

Can’t see it? Johnson helpfully shared a comparison between the Power Man comic book and himself clad only in a few Speedos that even Namor would find too revealing.

If you’re wondering why Johnson thanked the Marvel president, it’s because Feige gushed about the star during an interview he gave Collider at the time. The producer admitted he would “love to” work with Johnson one day:

“I think yes, I mean his name has come up in the past. I’m a huge fan of his… I think he’s an incredible personality and an incredible force of nature. He’s great in Pain & Gain, he was great in GI Joe, he really is an amazing human being. His twitter is always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love for him to be part of the Marvel Universe somewhere someday.”

Apparently, Marvel cast Mike Colter as Luke Cage for Netflix’s Defenders saga a few years after Johnson’s tweet. However, while Charlie Cox is back as Daredevil, the canon status of Luke cage remains in doubt, thanks in part to the reinstatement of series veteran Mahershala Ali as Blade. So it’s entirely possible that Luke will be recast, meaning that all these years later, The Rock could ultimately land his dream role in the MCU.

Far from upholding his reputation as a “franchise Viagra,” Dwayne Johnson’s entry into DC turned out to be a major PR disaster, making it easy to imagine he would instead step into the Marvel Universe to trying to win back some superhero street loans. Whether Kevin Feige is so ecstatic about working with him these days remains to be seen, however. However, if all the stars are right, you never know – the power hierarchy in the MCU could change.

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Lindsay Lowe

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