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Former Hercules Kevin Sorbo Isn't Too Happy With Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Hercules Movie! And The Reason Is Totally Personal!

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Another Hercules movie is hitting theaters this week, but it looks like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a thirteenth labor- dealing with other Herculeses! (Herculi?)

Not only did Kellan Lutz get his Herc movie out first, now yet another demigod is bringing the drama!

Kevin Sorbo, who played the title hero for four years on the syndicated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, apparently isn't too happy with the new movie- mostly because they wouldn't let him be in it! He said:

"Dwayne Johnson and I used to work at the same gym for a while, nice guy.

We were sort of taken aback they wouldn't let me in that movie. I didn't do a cameo. I think it's kinda stupid, really. I'm still on all over America, on Netflix, on Hub, on Encore. I'm still in, like, 50 countries around the world. It was the most-watched show in the world in the '90s, passing Baywatch.

To not me put on in a cameo, it's taking the business out of show business, and it's just kinda stupid. We approached the director. I don't know what his reasons are- I don't know if it's political, or it's ego, or what it is. But to not put me in just for a stupid little cameo, the audience would've loved it. They would've loved it."

Hmm, seems a little bitty bit bitter to us.

But then again, Kevin doing a cameo as some random strongman that The Rock can crush between his thighs? That does kinda seem like a no-brainer.

What do U think?

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17 comments to “Former Hercules Kevin Sorbo Isn't Too Happy With Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Hercules Movie! And The Reason Is Totally Personal!”

  1. Bre says – reply to this


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    LOL, really man? Get over it.

  2. Mel says – reply to this


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    As for any fan of Hercules, seeing Kevin sorbo would have been a fun easter egg.

  3. Jus Sayin says – reply to this


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    Kevin Sorbo IS Hercules. Nothing against Dwayne Johnson, I'm a big fan, but, Kevin has beenn and always will be Hercules!!!!

  4. Mimi says – reply to this


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    Totally political. Sorbo is a Republican, and 99% of Hollywood and the entertainment industry (including Perez - as you can tell by the thinly veiled sarcasm in the article) are liberals. It would have been cool to see Sorbo again. He was way better, and hotter, as Hercules.

  5. catie says – reply to this


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    Re: Mimi

    Dwayne Johnson is a republican too tho…



  6. 6

    I doubt this movie has anything to do with the tv show, so maybe they just did not want to connect them in any way.

  7. Shaw says – reply to this


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    Get over it Kev! This era of hercules is all about the Rock and the movie as a whole. So naturally I can see why they maybe would not want to link the old with the new.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


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    It would have been a nice nod and acknowledgement. Hollywood forgets its own, but actors who have producing, directing, casting pull should ensure that it doesn't happen because in twenty years it'll be THEM who may be forgotten and need work.

  9. Maya says – reply to this


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    Who the hell is Kevin Sorbo?



  10. 10

    Really? Cry baby of the year, without a doubt. Cameo roles are often included in COMEDIC reboots (Charlies Angels, Starsky n Hutch, etc.), because they are all about poking fun at the original and getting some laughs along the way. In a dramatic movie, about a legendary figure (Sorbo is NOT anywhere near being the "first" Hercules, and his show was lame besides) - what would be the fucking point? I wouldn't want my epic flick tied to a lame ass TV show either, who would?

  11. Michael says – reply to this


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    Kevin Sorbo is the real " Hercules " The fake pro wrestler did not want kevin in the movie. If he told kevin that he did, he lied. Kevin Sorbo is the son of zeus king of the gods.

  12. Michael says – reply to this


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    Re: Dubguy – Bow to the true son of zeus you worm! Zorbo is the real Hercules son of zeus!

  13. Michael says – reply to this


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    Sorbo is the true Hercules. The true son of the king of the gods zeus! Bow to Sorbo!



  14. 14

    Ego? Um I think it's Sorbo's ego in the way if he's demanding a cameo.

  15. Andrea says – reply to this


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    Maybe Dwayne was scared Kevin would take away Dwayne's girl, Lauren Hashian.
    I think it would be great to have Kevin in a cameo. He is Hercules.

  16. Picobill says – reply to this


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    Mr Sorbo, knows his Business as evidently The Director does not, Not only would a cameo have been a brilliant move but since they used other character names that appeared in the TV show (Atalanta for one) They could even have made it a group cameo, Having Rock & Co walking along one side of a road Sorbo & Co down the other with nothing more than looks and shaking head. Would have brought a ROAR from the Audience….

  17. cody leonard says – reply to this


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    yea growing up with herc they owe him respect im a lib and id still play respect he is the herc everyone will have to live up too