Official: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Cast In Shane Black's 'Doc Savage'

By Matt O.

It's official!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play Doc Savage In writer/director Shane Black's film. Coming to us earlier today from The Rock's official Instagram account which you can check out below. The Rock will play Doc Savage in the new film which is set to film after Shane Black wraps his Predator sequel next year. The Rock has described his version of Savage as Superman by way of "A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO".

Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) is currently coming off writing and directing one of the best films of the year in this month's The Nice Guys, and is gearing up for The Predator. While I've personally never read the Doc Savage comics, from all the cool descriptions I'm really excited about this upcoming project. Check out the official Instagram and than sound off in the comments section with your thoughts.

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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