Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Reveals He's Met With Warner Bros. For A Future DC Role, But Who Is He Playing?

With the announcement that Gal Gadot will be playing Zack Snyder's Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film, and Vin Diesel confirming his role as Groot in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems many stars of the Fast and Furious roles have been landing comic book movie roles. Well now you can add Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the growing list, as the actor's now confirmed via his Twitter that he has in fact met with Warner Bros. to discuss a potential role in an upcoming DC film that will apparently be filming this year. But does this mean The Rock will be joining Batman Vs. Superman?

Now of course while it's easy to draw a correlation between Johnson's announcement and the aforementioned Man of Steel sequel that'll begin filming in just a few months, there's still a possibility that he's talking about another property entirely. It's worth noting that DC has recently announced that they'll be releasing some other films in the coming years that will be based on their less well known character and produced on lower budgets. These films will reportedly be godfathered by Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and we've already seen DC move forward with these plans with Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to direct and star in an adaption of Sandman, and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both adapting DC and Vertigo's Sleeper for Warner Bros.
So where does The Rock come to play in all this. Well Johnson's been attached to a film based on the DC character Lobo for quite some time now, which would've been from director Brad Payton who recently directed Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. But early last year it was reported that Johnson had left the project for unknown reasons, with the film since being put on the back burner. But it's possible that with DC's new set plan for their cinematic universe, Johnson may now be on board once again to play the iconic antihero. But with Johnson's tweet teasing that that production for the DC project he's working on will begin this year, it's possible Johnson could be making an appearance as the Lobo character in Batman Vs. Superman. While the characters inclusion doesn't seem all that likely, given the recent rumors that many other character from the DC universe will be showing up, we wouldn't count it out of the realm of possibility.
Of course if Johnson is in fact being considered for a role in Zack Snyder's team-up film, there's cavalcade of characters that he could be portraying. He could be possibly up for the same role as Game of Throne's Jason Momoa, which was rumored to be that of Superman villains Metallo, Doomsday, or Justice League member Martian Manhunter. But it's also possible (To a much larger stretch) that Johnson could be one of the many actor being considered for the film's primary antagonist; Lex Luthor. We've seen a number of different actors of varying ages and ethinicty rumored for the part including Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Denzel Washington (2 Guns), Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), and Joaquin Phoenix (Her). While it'll definitely be a concept hard to grasp for some people, Johnson could definitely make for a much more physically menacing version of the character than we've ever seen onscreen (If anything).
But surprisingly enough, the recent buzz on the rumor mill has been that Snyder's looking at Johnson to take on the role of John Stewart, the man who becomes Green Lantern after Hal Jordan. While it may be a bit hard to grasp at first, the rumor itself isn't to far fetched considered how awful the original Green Lantern film which featured Jordan (Played by Ryan Reynolds), it's not surprising that Warner Bros. isn't interested in bringing him back, and may be wanting to start on a clean slate with an entirely new Lantern. Just a few weeks ago there was buzz from the site Nuke the Fridge that Washington was being looked at for this specific role as well, but at this point that's all purely speculation. A year ago Johnson had actually dropped a hint via his Twitter that he was interested in the role of John Stewart after a fan asked him how he felt about playing the character, so could that have been an early signal that Johnson was already circling the part? It sure as hell is a possibility.
So how do you feel about Johnson joining the DC cinematic universe? What role would you prefer to see him play?