There aren't too many big summer movies left on the horizon for genre fans to be truly excited about. While Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will carry us through August, let's not forget that July still holds the anticipation of Hercules next week, which arrives in theaters on Comic-Con weekend. Dwayne Johnson wants you to know just how hard he worked to bring this mythological warrior back to life, sharing a story from the set along with a new picture and video.
Creating a bit of a myth all his own, the WWE Superstar turned iconic action hero isn't afraid to tell you about the time he blacked out on set. Not just once, but over and over again, giving it his all in this physically taxing performance. Here, the man, the myth, the legend known as 'The Rock' tells the story in his own words an pictures.
I asked the prop department to lock me in with real steel chains that I couldn't break, so the performance would be real. When HERCULES finally accepts his fate of being the son of Zeus, it's THE epic moment of the mythology - and our movie. We shot this scene 8 times - I blacked out every time. Down to my knees. Well worth the fun pain.. this moment is iconic. Im excited for you to see it... #HercDontLikeBlackingOut #HappilyDoItAgain #HERCULESMovie
Myself and our brilliant Academy Award winning artists had one goal in mind - to create a truly iconic character for a generation. The transformation took 3 1/2hrs every day for 95 days. Proud of the inspired work and I hope you will be too. I am... HERCULES.
Hercules was released July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.