The Rock Returns to The Scorpion King… er, Hercules

Didn’t The Rock already play a ripped medieval warrior who battles cheesy CGI creatures? Apparently The Scorpion King wasn’t enough for the muscled Californian with eyebrows that can slice through steel, as he is playing the title character in Paramount’s new Hercules, not to be confused with The Legend of Hercules, which came out earlier this year… though if no one remembers such a movie coming out earlier this year, does it truly exist?

With his career resurgence of late, I’m a little surprised that Dwayne Johnson took on a movie that pretty much looks like Conan the Barbarian as his next “franchise” film, because the new Conan the Barbarian movie was just as bad as you’d expect a new Conan the Barbarian movie to be.

But Paramount is releasing the movie in prime summer season, so who knows… maybe they know something I don’t (well, of course they do, because they’ve seen the damn movie). Anyway, watch the first teaser trailer and tell us what you think:

Hercules debuts on July 25, 2014.

By Erik Samdahl
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