The Legend of Hercules star Kellan Lutz has said he is excited to see Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's upcoming Hercules: The Thracian Wars film.

The Twilight star told Collider that he doesn't see the film as a direct rival to his Hercules movie, "For me, I'm obsessed with mythology movies, and I wish there was a plethora of these movies.

"I'm just excited that our movies are different and that there are multiple stories of Hercules being told. The Rock's is quite different. It's The Thracian Wars, which are older stories of Hercules. This [The Legend of Hercules] is the origin, so it's set up."

He added, "It's like, 'Oh, we saw Kellan be the young, youthful beginning of Hercules' journey', and then, you get to end with The Rock. I can't wait to watch The Rock's, and I really hope he checks mine out as well."

Lutz's The Legend of Hercules is set for release on January 10th in America but no Irish release date has been announced yet. The Rock's Hercules: The Thracian Wars will hit our screens on August 8th.