Despite already being cast as Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made the announcement that he will be playing Doc Savage.
Doc Savage is a superhero originally from the pulp magazines before Superman was created and has been featured in just about every current comic book publisher.
What makes this relevant to include this new on DC Comics Movie’s website? Well from 1987-1990 Doc Savage was published by DC Comics and would return in a crossover in 2009. It’s unknown when the film will be released, but we do know those involved as you can see from the picture below. Writer/Director Shane Black of the Lethal Weapon franchise and writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry both from Death Note film.
It’s also not known which version of Doc Savage we may see, but it be interesting if it will explore any of the story that was featured in his DC Comics appearances. The film is set to be distributed by Sony Pictures and currently owned by Dynamite Comics.
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