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Dwayne Johnson Will be Doc Savage if Director Has his Way

Dwayne Johnson is Doc Savage?

Shane Black, the writer and director of the long-planned Doc Savage film, says Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson will be the Man of Bronze.

Black hopes to start shooting the film next year, but says Dwayne Johnson’s busy schedule has kept it on hold.

Speaking to Thrillist, he said, “Doc Savage is sort of in the ether now. We’re hoping to make it sometime next year. I would very much like to do Doc with a fellow named Dwayne Johnson if we can make that work. I made a decision that Dwayne is the guy. It’s on the back burner while he’s busy.”

About this time last year, the Iron Man 3 writer and director wanted Chris Hemsworth to take on the title role.

Doc Savage — a physician, scientist, adventurer, inventor, and explorer — had his mind and body deliberately trained to have near-superhuman abilities. His adventures were first published as pulp fiction, and later in radio, film, and comic books.SuperFable