Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to the social media to announce that he will be playing the role of the world’s first superhero – Doc Savage !! Here is what he wrote on Facebook:
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 Seven Bucks Productions’s producer Hiram Garcia on this Memorial Day weekend to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project.
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!
The project will be helmed by Shane Black, who directed Iron Man 3 and more recently, The Nice Guys.
The heroic adventurer first appeared in Doc Savage Magazine in 1933, and has featured in a wide variety of pulp magazines and comic books over the decades. He gained more prominence when many of those original magazine stories were reprinted in the 1960s as novels, and in 1975 the flop movie Doc Savage: The Arch Enemy of Evil was released.