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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Rock Will Tackle DOC SAVAGE For Sony


I'm pretty glad that The Nice Guys helmer Shane Black's idea of killing off Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon 2 never came to fruition. Those are just my two cents on the matter while nowadays fans are looking forward to what he has coming up for his take on Predator for Fox, needless to say, and so am I.

In the meantime, the word now is that Black's 2013 involvement in the development of an adaptation of the 1933 Street & Smith pulp magazine publication, Doc Savage now has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson set to star. Johnson himself took to social media to let the fans know what was up in the following post:

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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You wouldn't be alone in wondering just what the heck is keeping the actor on his toes with so many titles to bare. He's fresh off of filming Baywatch and now he's got the forthcoming game adaptation Rampage and a sequel to San Andreas now brewing, as well as the upcoming TV series, Boost Unit on the way, and the China-set action thriller, Skyscraper and a vehicle at Universal for The Janson Directive to name a few. He's filming scenes for F. Gary Gray's Fast 8 at the moment and he also has Jumanji, as well as Shazam waiting in the wings for the role of Black Adam, and so I'm hard pressed to believe he's close to finished.

I think I'll have to get my mind ready every day for another article about The Rock. Too hilarious.

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