It’s Official: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is Doc Savage
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may have just found his first iconic role, as the actor has been cast in Doc Savage for writer/director Shane Black. And, needless to say, The Rock is PUMPED.
In an Instagram post, The Rock gushed about the role, describing Doc Savage as part-Superman, part-“F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO”. This seems to indicate the more bombastic direction Shane Black will take the series, which tells the story of Clark “Doc” Savage, the 1930s pulp fiction hero who’s generally regarded as the world’s first superhero, and the inspiration for Superman. Black has directed such films as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, and written such iconic action classics as Lethal Weapon and Predator, so he knows what he’s doing when it comes to crafting a great action spectacle. Hell, he’s even tackling 2018’s Predator remake, just to bring that franchise full-circle. He’s a man with a lot on his plate, but with a clear drive to see his vision brought to the screen. There’s no release date on the table for Doc Savage just yet, but this is already shaping up to be a great pairing, what with an awesome action writer/director like Black leading the way, and a charismatic draw like The Rock as the star. Check out The Rock’s Instagram post below:
It's OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world's first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the "Man of Bronze" himself Clark "Doc" Savage. Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry for flying in from LA and sitting with me and our @sevenbucksprod's producer @hhgarcia41 on this Memorial Day weekend to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project. Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about "Doc" Savage is that he's the inspiration for Superman. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze", retreats to his "Fortress of Solitude" in the Arctic etc etc. Doc was physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen with a genius level intellect. His heightened senses are beyond comprehension. He can even identify a women's perfume from half a mile away. He is literally the master of everything. But here's the #1 reason I'm excited to become Doc Savage.. HE'S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO! Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing so every interaction he has with someone is direct, odd, often uncomfortable and amazingly hilarious. After speaking for hours w/ Shane Black I can see why the creator of Superman took only the best parts of Doc Savage and leaving the "weirdo" part behind. But to us, it's that "weirdo" part that makes Clark "Doc" Savage dope! Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one of a kind character. #ItsOfficial #WorldsFirstSuperhero #GeniusIntellect #PhysicalSpecimen #FnLoveableWeirdo #ManOfBronze #DocSavage
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