Dwayne Johnson to Play Doc Savage, World's First Superhero!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has another exciting new movie in the works – the upcoming superhero film Doc Savage!
“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,” the 44-year-old actor revealed on Instagram.
“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,” Dwayne continued. “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,” Dwayne added. “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.”
Shane Black will be directing the movie!