Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson spent his Memorial Day weekend finalizing plans for his participation in the upcoming film "Doc Savage," after posting a message about it on his Instagram account.
In a relaxed photo with director Shane Black and his writing team and producers, Johnson posted: "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.
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
The big-screen adaptation of 'Doc Savage' will spin off from the 1930s and 40s novel 'The Man of Bronze.'
Sony made the deal with Black to co-write and direct the film back in 2013, according to Deadline. Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry co-wrote the screenplay with Black, while Johnson will produce with his Seven Bucks Productions, alongside Hiram Garcia.