Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, slayer of lions, in epic 'Hercules' trailer

There's a new trailer out for the upcoming summer flick "Hercules" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, with all the action you'd expect from the legendary strongman.

Hercules wearing his fancy lion hat. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

In many ways, casting Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, as the demigod hero Hercules makes a lot of sense. Johnson crushed opponents into submission during his stint in the WWF/WWE, so why not have him do the same with lions, oversized warthogs, and all kinds of other mythical baddies from Greek mythological legend?

On Tuesday, we got a glimpse at the second trailer for the film, which tells an epic tale of death and destruction as Hercules must rescue his people from the oncoming threat. And, of course, Hercules is wearing a pretty awesome lion hat throughout, and cracking jokes on occasion that lighten the mood a bit.

Check out the trailer below and start to get excited for the summer launch of "Hercules," which is set to hit theaters in the US, UK, Australia, and elsewhere this July.


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