Watch: Dwayne Johnson Stands Strong in First Trailer for 'Hercules'

March 25, 2014
Source: Machinima


Now that The Legend of Hercules has crashed and burned, it's time to look forward to what will hopefully be a far superior version of the Greek epic starring Dwayne Johnson in the title hero role of Hercules. The only downside might be the direction of Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) behind the camera, but the teaser trailer doesn't feel like one of his films at all. Having said that, this first footage from the film isn't all that promising either, only because we don't entirely buy Johnson as Hercules as soon as he opens his mouth. The action star has been on a roll lately, and we'd love for this to be awesome, but we're not sure. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Brett Ratner's Hercules, originally from Machinima:

And here's the poster featuring an angry Dwayne Johnson in full swing (via Twitter):


Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and based on Steve Moore's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Dwayne Johnson leads the film as Hercules, haunted by a sin from his past and forced to become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he must again become the hero he once was. MGM and Paramount release the film July 25th.

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments


I like Dwayne Johnsen and most of the movies that he is in, but I hate most of Brett Ratners movies. Don't know what to make of this... This looked more like a Teaser, and not a good one at that. I'll wait and see when they put out another trailer if it peeks my interrest...

Enola on Mar 25, 2014


"Who are youuuuuuuu!?" "I am Herculeeeeeees!" It's the cheese.

Gex on Mar 25, 2014


That killed the entire thing for me. Just awful.

Buzzfunk on Mar 25, 2014


Apart from the voiceover and the end CAN'T say that wasn't good

Have Hope on Mar 25, 2014


What impress the most, is Hercules's ability for taxidermy

toonfed on Mar 25, 2014


There is no way that I do not enjoy this movie. The Rock has always entertained me. From my days as a teenager watching him "lay the smack down" To the Rundown to his roles in FnF. Very Excited.

Brian Sleider on Mar 25, 2014


Yeah looks like that crappy sequel to Scorpion King that was never made until now, plus with Ratner behind the action you can guarantee a dose of motion sickness. Sorry but The Legend of Hercules is more inspired than this.

Ryan Thomas Hardy on Mar 25, 2014


Too bad it isn't a Step Up Sequel, Right?

Brian Sleider on Mar 25, 2014


I don't know why when people heard Brett Ratner was making a Hercules movie they expected a serious movie with a good script... This looks fun, that's all it will be, no more, no less, it will be fun. It is not an Oscar contender, nor was it ever going to be.

Guy who comments on things on Mar 25, 2014


I love the Rock, but for Kevin Sorbo will always be the real Hercules!

DavideCoppola on Mar 25, 2014


I almost heard Black Sabbath!

Jimmy Love on Mar 25, 2014


The Rock vs. CGI animals?

Brian Ricci on Mar 25, 2014


Meh......not enough to look past Ferigno's

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 25, 2014


Wow! I didn't know they were making another sequel to The Scorpion King??

Ron on Mar 25, 2014


That I AM HERCULES bit was fantastic. Best comedy of the year?

DAVIDPD on Mar 25, 2014



Reznik on Mar 25, 2014


Looks terrible.

Trey Wilson on Mar 25, 2014


wish it was momoa....least his balls have dropped when he speaks ha

craig on Mar 25, 2014


Don't forget the veneers.

Reznik on Mar 25, 2014


Jeez the CGI sucks

Scared S#!tless on Mar 25, 2014


Oh dear.

Quanah on Mar 25, 2014


Those were my actually words after the dramatic titles "blazed" passed me.

T. Hakeem on Mar 26, 2014


Iffy looking cgi aside that preview was actually pretty intense and decent up until the "I am Hercules!!!" part and the cheesy fire title text. Hopefully they put together a better cut of this preview, otherwise this could sink the movies chances of any success. I wouldn't be surprised if this preview brings out some snickers in the audience unintentionally.

UrAllThumb on Mar 25, 2014


So damn corny but whatever I'll see it. Even though I hate Ratner: No talent assclown

SkyNet300 on Mar 25, 2014


This Looks Awesome! Who doesn't love The Rock? And The CGI looks great, that Lion looked amazing an the flex with the sword at the end! I got Shivers! This is gonna be great.

JJ King on Mar 27, 2014

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