Marvel Studios brain trust and head honcho, Kevin Feige rarely speaks about specific actors that he would love to have in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but during an interview with Collider, Feige made an exception for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
I think yeah, I mean his name has come up in the past. I’m a gigantic fan of his, I think he’s an incredible – I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven’t really met him. I don’t really know him – but I think he’s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature. He’s awesome in Pain & Gain, he was great in G.I. Joe, he’s really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter’s always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.
Johnson has already put it out there that we would be interested in the role of Luke Cage, but at this point in time, there is nothing announced for the project. Even though Feige has expressed interest in Johnson, I doubt anything is actually happening anytime soon(or is it?). Considering DC Comics‘ Lobo went no where, I’m guessing Johnson would be open to the first studio with the right role for him. Johnson is definitely a “force of nature” and he has one of the most charismatic onscreen presence in film today. I would be very disappointed if Johnson doesn’t make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner or later.
Which character would you love to see Dwayne Johnson play?