Next year, fans will get a double-dose of Hercules with Hercules 3D, starring Kellan Lutz, and Hercules: The Thracian Wars, starring Dwayne Johnson. During a recent interview, Kellan Lutz spoke about how the two projects are very different, even though they are based on the same character.
"I love The Rock. I grew up watching wrestling. He's such a great actor. I wish them the best. They have a great cast but the story is completely different. He's much older and our Hercules is the man's journey from him being a boy to a man, and it's very real and human. Our character goes through being lovestruck and then heartbroken and then anguish and loneliness, sadness and remorse. It's really a story about a man, a man and the journey to get back to his love. So it's not a man with super powers. A man not understanding the strengths that he does have and he's in denial because he doesn't believe in gods at first and doesn't believe that he's the son of Zeus and just really feels rejected by who he thinks is his father. It's just really going through the story of what a normal boy would go through and the situation that he's forced into."
"Well, even Renny [Harlin] himself, he's like, 'Kellan, I don't want you getting bigger. Just get your abs to pop more.' I'm like, 'All right, cool.' And I like being bigger. Even I saw Hercules as this giant guy, but the powers that he harnesses, it's not like he's throwing bears into the sky or really fighting off any of the monsters like Clash of the Titans or anything like that. It's really just Gladiator pretty much."