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The incessantly busy Dwayne Johnson has signed on for yet another film; the release of his action/comedy Central Intelligence is already imminent, he’s done with Baywatch, already working on Fast 8, and has a Jumaiji remake lined up, but that’s not enough for The Rock; as he’s now confirmed for Shane Black’s Doc Savage.

Black (Iron Man 3) is co-writing and directing the film which will see Johnson playing [in his own words] “A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO.” Said weirdo, Doc Savage, being the original comic book inspiration for Superman; known as the Man of Bronze, he’s also called Clark and has his own Fortress of Solitude, and was hugely popular in the ’30s and ’40s.

With no word on exactly when the cameras will start rolling (let alone a release date), there will still be plenty of Dwayne on the big screen in the coming months, and even a fantastic new Shane Black movie to see as The Nice Guys is released in the UK this Friday (June 3rd).

Matt Wheeldon@TheMattWheeldon.
Source: Dwayne Johnson.

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

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