The most electrifying man in sports entertainment history, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed his casting as Doc Savage in Shane Black’s upcoming movie.
Johnson states that Black’s new adaptation of Savage will focus on the “wierdo” aspects of the character, including his lack of social graces and the uncomfortable aspects at being a master at literally everything. Black plans to film the movie in early 2017.
Doc Savage was brought to life in the 1930’s by Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street & Smith Publications. To listen to the full history behind Doc Savage we recommend you listen to Comic Geek Speak‘s podcast episode With or Without Pulp Episode 2: Doc Savage – “The Man of Bronze” by CLICKING HERE.
Doc Savage has been adapted before. The most recent film being back in 1975 with Ron Ely in the role: