Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s career isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, and two big upcoming entries on his always-crowded slate are Fast & Furious 7 and Brett Ratner’s Hercules movie, based on the Hercules: The Thracian Wars graphic novel.
Today we have images of The Rock on the sets of both of the aforementioned projects looking hard as… well, a rock, really. Check out the photos below, which Johnson sent out via his own Twitter account:
Hercules: The Thracian Wars looks upon the latter life of Hercules (as opposed to the origin story featured in a competing film, Hercules: The Legend Begins). After his twelve famous labors and much personal loss, Hercules is a man living for nothing but death and combat, accompanied by a squad of equally hardened warriors. When his team is hired by the king of Thrace (John Hurt) to train the greatest army the world has seen, Hercules must confront what he has become – and the hero he could perhaps be once more.
If you haven’t already seen it, other set images reveal an epic-looking action film and a monstrously huge Johnson (snicker) just dwarfing Kellan Lutz’ slimmer, trimmer version of Hercules….
It is yet unclear just how much screen time Johnson will get in Fast & Furious 7, but that clearly isn’t stopping him from helping to promote the hell out of film via social media, a la franchise star Vin Diesel. A lot of eyes are on this particular installment since there will be a changing of the directorial guard, with parts 3 – 6 director Justin Lin handing the wheel over to Conjuring director James Wan.
The story will tie all of the franchise installments (including red-headed stepchild Tokyo Drift) together with a purported “’70s-style revenge thriller” featuring Jason Statham as the vengeance-bent brother of Luke Evans’ big baddie from Fast & Furious 6. The cast is as swollen as ever, with all the old faces being joined by the likes of Statham, Tony Jaa, Djimon Hounsou and Kurt Russell.
Fast & Furious 7 will be in theaters July 11, 2014
Hercules will be in theaters on July 25, 2014.