Dwayne Johnson is now looking for a new franchise to headline in the wake of DC sending Black Adam back to his tomb, which means there’s been a lot of increased talk lately that he could hop over to the Marvel universe instead. Although The Rock actually named the character he’d most like to play in the MCU a decade ago, the fans have still floated various other options around, including everyone from the Sentry to the Thing. But this latest pitch might be a winner. If only in terms of the instant revulsion it’s caused in X-Men experts.
Redditor u/toddart bravely suggested on the r/MarvelStudios subreddit that Johnson could be a good fit Colossus in the X-Men reboot, throwing the idea out there that Kevin Feige and co. could reimagine Piotr Rasputin as someone of Samoan heritage instead of Russian. Their argument goes that Johnson has both “the chops” and “the body” to be the best person to bring the metal mutant to life.