When the latest Hercules trailer hit the Web on Tuesday, there was something very familiar about The Rock going head-to-head with a lion and then donning his conquest’s furry head atop his own. It took us right back to one of the best moments of the action comedy Tropic Thunder, when a manic Ben Stiller murders a wild beast in the dark jungle only to discover in the light of day that his furious foe was a sweet, cuddly panda bear. The actor-turned-survivalist then wears the panda’s head like some kind of ursine ushanka.
The Rock’s divine Greek hero is a little more intimidating than Ben Stiller’s Tugg Speedman, but there’s no doubt they can both rock a furry hat. In the spirit of a celebrity gossip mag, however, we have to ask: