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Wrestler-turned-actor-but-still-kind-of-a-wrestler is poised to take over the world in 2013, at least the action world. Seriously, he's in every action movie ever this year and next, he's still wrestling, AND has started hosting The Hero, a new reality series on TNT. I can only assume he also saves children from burning orphanages and knits blankets for baby dolphins whilst single-handedly climbing Mt. Everest just because, you know, Tuesday, ! And then when he's done, he treats his friends to fresh margaritas made with the nectar of hand-squeezed space limes that he harvested from the Moon himself.

Adding to his growing, mythic persona, The Rock will be playing - what else? - a demi-god in 2014's Hercules, and yesterday, he Tweeted a few photos from the set, including this one featuring him in ultra-ripped physique:

Seriously, what is that? What even IS THAT? His leg is not human. HE is not human. His thigh is bigger around than my torso. Hell, his calf might be; I'm not sure. All I know is, we mortals are damned lucky Johnson seems to be one of the nicest guys in the world, otherwise we'd already be licking his boots and worshipping him as our new mutant overlord.

But hey, now there's hope for you puny mortals! If you ever wanted to be that big, now's your chance. Johnson posted his meal plan, which consists of eating 5,000 calories/day over the course of 7 meals:

  • Meal 1 – 10 oz filet w/ 4 egg whites. 50 oz oatmeal or Cream of Wheat (measured dry).
  • Meal 2 – 8 oz chicken. 2 cups white rice. 1 cup broccoli.
  • Meal 3 – 8 oz halibut. 2 cups white rice. 1 cup asparagus.
  • Meal 4 – 8 oz chicken. 12 oz baked potato. 1 cup broccoli.
  • Meal 5 – 8 oz halibut. 1.5 cups white rice. 1 cup asparagus.
  • Meal 6 – 8 oz filet. 9 oz baked potato w/ salad.
  • Meal 7 – 30 grams casein protein. 10 egg whites scrambled w/ onions, peppers and mushrooms.

On top of that, he also revealed a rough schedule of his work-out routine, which honestly sounds kind of grueling, if you're not into tequila and gorillas:

  • 5am: Cardio
  • 7am: Iron
  • 10am – 10pm: Film Hercules
  • 11pm: Tequila with my lady
  • 12am: Gorilla lovin'

It sounds like he'll need all those muscles, because he's up for a daunting task in Hercules. From the comic synopsis:

Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys' motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece - or even Olympus itself?!

So, the synopsis sounds promising, but... is directing it, and, you know, his greatest claim to fame is the Rush Hour franchise and being responsible for the disaster that was X-Men: The Last Stand. Can The Rock's massive popularity and all around star factor help counteract the fact it's Ratner calling the shots?

Hercules: The Thracian Wars will hit theaters on July 25th of next year, so we have until next summer to gather enough offerings to appease him.

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