Dwayne Johnson Gets His First Superhero Role – Wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson has grabbed his first superhero role, playing Doc Savage.
Doc Savage a.k.a Man Of Bronze is regarded as the world’s first superhero, and was the inspiration for DC’s Superman character.
The Rock wrote about the casting on his Instagram: “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 isdirect, 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.”
The Rock has become a box office booster since he joined Hollywood, bringing in big bucks on movies such as The Fast and Furious and the G.I Joe movies.