So we all heard about the spate of Iron Man and Avengers-related films that Marvel is putting into development in the wake of Iron Man's success. But it seems like Shellhead's big box office has done more than that. As a long-time Iron Man fan, and a pretty big comic book reader, I had no idea that Iron Man was considered second-tier. But apparently, he was a huge gamble compared to known superheroes like Spider-Man, Hulk, Batman, Superman and, uh, Ghost Rider. (Okay, I guess they're all pretty big players, but Blade was totally second-tier, and didn't he do pretty well, considering he got two sequels? But I digress.) Anyway, because a no-name superhero like Iron Man did well, B-list heroes are getting booked for big-screen endeavors in a big way.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson started out on his transition from the world of wrestling to the world of movies in the way that you'd expect any beefy athlete to: playing a bad guy in a mummy movie. Perfect. His action follow-ups the Scorpion King, The Rundown and Walking Tall showed he could carry a lead role, but lately he's been in a slew of flicks that are a little more kid-friendly, from The Game Plan (tough football player saddled with a precious kid he didn't know he had) to Disney's Race to Witch Mountain (cranky cab driver saddled with two alien runaways) to the forthcoming Tooth Fairy (tough hockey player gets stuck being a tooth fairy). We understand that Johnson wants to show his range, but the family fare is killing us. Since we still sorta like the guy and want to see him back in top form, we've got some suggestions for future career moves he should make.