December 3, 2021

Dwayne Johnson to play Doc Savage?

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Shane Black has been working on a new Doc Savage movie for nearly a decade now (first wrote a screenplay back in 2009) and he has since narrowed his search for who he wants to play the role: Dwayne Johnson. Widely regarded as the first superhero, Savage was a pulp hero of the 20s and 30s. From birth, he has been groomed and designed to be the perfect human by a team of scientists hired by his father. The result? He has nearly superhuman strength, endurance, intellect, and so on and so forth.

This wouldn’t be the first Doc Savage movie, but instead a revamp of the 1975 film. Shane Black, as stated earlier, has been working on his own project for quite some time, and it’s clear that this has become something of a pet project for him. And who better to play the perfect man than the closest thing we may ever see to a real life superhero with Dwayne Johnson. He has the looks, muscles, and personality to carry this diverse and unique character.

The role was originally rumored to have been slated for Thor star Chris Hemsworth, but it would appear that has since shifted to Dwayne Johnson as the actor on Shane Black’s wishlist. But only one small issue has arisen: Dwayne Johnson is a busy man. A very busy man. He is currently slated to film 3 movies, all of which have him in some sort of starring role. So we will see this movie made with the actor most desired? Time will tell…but we’d also like you to share your thoughts. So leave a comment and let us know!

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