The Rock Towers Over Everyone in New 'Hercules' Picture

Hercules picture
Photo: MGM / Paramount

Paramount and MGM have released the above new picture from Brett Ratner's Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson and I have to say, I hope the intention was to make the 6' 5" Johnson look absolutely huge by casting the guy to his left (not sure who it is). I think that's Irina Shayk as Megara to Johnson's right and you have to love the "armor" she's wearing into battle, should help her as long as people only try and hit her in the chest.

Hercules arrives on July 25, here's the trailer and synopsis if you aren't hip to its existence.

Adapted from Radical Studios' graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" the story takes place nearly 3,200 years ago, where a tormented soul walked the Earth as neither man nor god: Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), powerful son of the god-king Zeus, and for this he received nothing but suffering. After 12 arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding solace only in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, bonded by their love of fighting and the presence of death - never questioning where they go or who they fight, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to turn his men into the greatest army of all time, which means training them to be as bloodthirsty and ruthless as their own reputation. It is time for this band of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen - and the narrow, perilous path to their own redemption.

Hercules poster
  • Brockabye

    My guess is the smaller guy to his left is Iolaus, who was a boy/teen who followed Hercules and joined in on his adventures. In the TV show back in the 90s Iolaus was the best friend of Kevin Sorbo's Hercules and was played by the much smaller Michael Hurst. Either that or he's The Rock's snack before he goes into battle.

  • Hamza Zain

    I feel like the only way I would end up watching this in theatres is if James Woods somehow played Satan again. Otherwise, most likely wait till home video. Or get some friends and hate watch it for being dumb.

  • Guest

    It's not Irina Shayk next to the Rock, it's Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta.

  • Cathinka

    It's not Irina Shayk next to The Rock, it's Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta.

  • steve

    The actor the the right of Dwayne is "Reece Ritchie" playing Iolaus. He played "Ray Singh" in The Lovely Bones, "Bis" in Prince of Persia - Sands of time & Moha in 10,000 BC. Cracking actor destined for big things soon I'd say.