Hercules has been a presence in mythology and pop culture for centuries, and in a way helped pave the way for the modern-day superhero. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson portrays the Greek god in his new movie Hercules, and in an interview with Digital Spy he was asked who would win in a fight between his Hercules and Henry Cavill’s Superman. Here’s what he had to say:

“I know Henry very well. He’s a buddy of mine. Who would win in a fight between Hercules and Superman? Just to be clear, you’re talking about my Hercules against Henry’s Superman? I would take my club and I would knock Superman into next week, and then I would whup his ass for leaving! That’s what I would do.”

It’s hard to argue with him on that one! Ironically The Rock may have a chance to go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill’s Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League. He’s confirmed that he’s working on a movie with Warner Bros./DC Comics but we’re all still waiting to see who he’ll play. Perhaps a surprise announcement will be made this weekend at Comic-Con?

Do you agree with The Rock about a Hercules vs. Superman fight? Let me know who you think would win in the comments below.

Update: On this same press tour, The Rock hinted that he’ll be Shazam in an interview with Total Film:

SOURCE: Digital Spy (via Comic Book Movie)