Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is Doc Savage!

The Rock has just broken the news via his Instagram that he is officially bringing the character Doc Savage to the big screen with his writer/director buddy Shane Black…. Wait what? Shane Black! Holy crap count me in!

Here is his post:

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 #DocSavage

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How many movies can The Rock possibly be working on? The list is getting ridiculous, Jumanji, Shazam, Fast 8, San Andreas 2, Baywatch Rampage… It goes on and on! When does he sleep?

If you didn’t know, Doc Savage is more like a cross between Batman and Indiana Jones. He has no real super powers, but he was trained from birth by a team of scientists to become the perfect human. He possesses peak human strength and agility, as well as a genius intellect. Doc Savage was created in the 30’s just before the age of Superheroes; his tales were told in Pulp magazines.

I’m not 100% sold on this movie doing well, as I’m concerned the general public will have no idea who Doc Savage is, but having Shane Black in the director’s chair with The Rock at his side will surely gain some interest!

DOC SAVAGE has no official release date.