The Rock lays the mythological smackdown in new Hercules trailer



When it comes to Hollywood badassery I’m most excited about here in 2014, few flicks match up to Hercules — starring none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Directed by Brett Ratner, and co-starring John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Joseph Fiennes, the movie looks leagues better than the disappointing Legends of Hercules film released earlier this year. The new trailer contains some great (if potentially spoiler-filled) moments: showing Hercules face off against all manner of mythological nasties, in addition to a PETA-baiting scene in which he kills an attacking lion and makes a stylish hat out of him.