Marvel boss backs The Rock for superhero role

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The sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Retaliation features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), Storm Shadow and Firefly (Ray Stevenson) all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is last seen in disguise as the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors and wipes most of them out in a sneak attack, leaving only Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Flint, and Lady Jaye. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra's control, with warheads headed towards innocent populaces. Badly beaten, out numbered, and outgunned the Joes make a desperate plan to expose the truth and stop Cobra from taking over the world. Starring Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock and Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye.
May 10th, 2013

Kevin Feige wants Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in a Marvel movie.

The Marvel Studios president - whose production credits include 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man' - thinks the 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' actor is an ''unbelievable force of nature'' and would be well suited for a superhero movie.

He told Collider.com: ''His name has come up in the past. I'm a gigantic fan of his. I think he's incredible. I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven't really met him. I don't really know him, but I think he's an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature.

''He's awesome in 'Pain & Gain'. He was great in 'G.I. Joe'. He's really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter's always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.''

The studio boss also said it is a ''priority'' for Marvel to introduce more strong female characters in its movies to go along with Scarlett Johansson's femme fatale character, Black Widow.

He said: ''Even if you look at 'Avengers', if you look at 'Iron Man 3' and 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' - that we have in production right now - all have strong female characters; stronger than I think people even would've guessed. It's a priority for us because we have an enormous amount of incredibly strong female characters in comics.''