It’s Official: The Rock Is DOC SAVAGE

For director Shane Black, no less.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Who wants some good news?

 

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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Yes, the rumors were true: The Rock will play Doc Savage for writer/director Shane Black.

The news is exciting in and of itself, but there's plenty more to love about this post, starting with how excited The Rock is to be playing the character, who he's describing as Superman by way of "A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO". With Black (along with co-writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry) bringing this thing to life, I'm going to take The Rock at his word on that, and can't wait to see what they do with it. I would also like to point out that The Rock's throw pillow game is on point.

Presumably, Doc Savage will go in front of cameras once Black's done with The Predator. Start getting excited.

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