Dwayne Johnson has got to be one of the busiest men in Hollywood. He just finished filming for the Baywatch movie, currently filming The Fast and the Furious 8, then moving on to the Jumanji reboot. Plus he has Big Trouble in Little China and Rampage lined up for shooting. This morning he added another big project to his list, Doc Savage.
Johnson confirmed his involvement through social media outlets by posting:
“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”
The Rock seems to be incredibly stoked to take on the role of the 1930’s super human. For those that don’t know, Doc Savage was a character published in pulp magazines during the 1930’s and 40’s. A team of scientists assembled by Clark “Doc” Savage’s father trained his mind and body, from a very young age, to give Doc super strength and endurance, a mastery of the martial arts, and an extensive knowledge of science. He was like a super-human Indiana Jones.
What do you think, geeks? Is the Rock taking on too many projects? Are you excited for any of his upcoming films?