During shooting of the films climax, where Hercurles breaks free of his chains. Actor Dwayne Johnson (Hercules) stated that he "blacked out" after every take: "I asked the prop department to lock me in with real steel chains that I couldn't break, so the performance would be real. When Hercules finally accepts his fate of being the son of Zeus, it's the epic moment of the mythology - and our movie. We shot this scene 8 times - I blacked out every time. Down to my knees. Well worth the pain.. this moment is iconic. I'm excited for you to see it"