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Dwayne Johnson to Play Doc Savage, World's First Superhero!

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!

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  • Alex

    Why is the Rock getting all these roles? He is not a good actor…I love Ron Ely’s Doc Savage…I don’t think Dwayne will give justice to the character…Doc Savage is blonde and not overly muscular!

  • jennyv12

    wait… does this mean that he would no longer play as shazam? if that’s the case then i’m glad i didn’t like his casting as shazam

  • David Phelps

    Sorry but the first superhero was Lee Falk’s The Phantom. As for “the creator of Superman” that was writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. Since they were Jewish, they had material like Samson to use as a basis for their character and didn’t need to borrow from Doc Savage.

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  • Sprite

    I’m surprised no ones jumped the chance to do a movie around the events leading up to the “Pink and White Terraces”, and the Rock likes to do movies that have massive land shifts. There’s a multitude of acting roles for him, wasn’t Doc Savage a red head too?