Dwayne Johnson To Team Up With Shane Black For Doc Savage Film

Credit: screenrant.com
Credit: screenrant.com

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be playing a villain in the DCEU, but it looks like he’ll get a chance to play an original superhero.

Shane Black (Iron Man 3) is eyeing up his post-Predators reboot film. It looks like he’ll be dipping his toe into the world of superheroes once again.

Of course, this character may not be known to a wide audience like the cape and cowl crowd of DC and Marvel.

No. We’re getting super old school like The Shadow or The Lone Ranger kind of old school.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson announced his role in the project today (May 30th) on his Instagram.

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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Wow – Johnson did most of my work for me. The succinct explanation sums up Doc Savage wonderfully. Over the years there have been novels, comics, and even a radio show dedicated to this pulp hero.

Personally, I can’t wait to see what Johnson will do as Doc Savage in the film.

Bec Heim