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Dwayne Johnson confirms he is Doc Savage for Shane Black


Shane Black has been talking about his adaptation of Doc Savage, the classic pulp character, for a long time. Dwayne Johnson has also been linked to the part for ages and he finally confirmed he is doing it on 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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I quite like the idea of The Rock as Doc Savage. I can see it working well and Shane Black should bring us a great script. I hope that zero social graces thing isn’t too big a part of the set up, but could make for some fun scenes. I also hope they keep it set in the past and don’t try updating it t present day.

This is the oath of Doc Savage:

Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man.

So with Doc cast, who will they have as Doc Savage’s aides?

  • Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett “Monk” Mayfair
  • Brigadier General Theodore Marley “Ham” Brooks
  • Colonel John “Renny” Renwick
  • Major Thomas J. “Long Tom” Roberts
  • William Harper “Johnny” Littlejohn



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  1. Best. News. EVER.

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