For those not caught up with the whole DC debacle, Dwayne Johnson has announced Black Adam 2 won’t be happening anytime soon and that he’s not part of the new DCU’s immediate plans. In other words, he’s done with that franchise, which means he might finally be free to play his dream Marvel role. Elsewhere, Hugh Jackman is making a big claim about Deadpool 3 that — to be honest — seems highly unlikely, given the franchise’s past, as fans gag at the sheer thought of a certain superhero “ship.”
Dwayne Johnson revealed the MCU hero he wanted to play a decade ago, and now it can finally happen
With The Rock running out of time at DC, focus has switched to whether he’s about to join the MCU instead. And it just so happens that he named the Marvel character he’d most want to play almost a full decade ago. In a 2013 tweet, Johnson called out to Kevin Feige to cast him as none other than Luke Cage. With Mike Colter from Netflix’s Luke Cage unconfirmed to be returning alongside his fellow Defender Charlie Cox, the path may be clear for Johnson to change the hierarchy of power in the Marvel universe.