Dwayne Johnson Has Officially Signed On To Play A Superhero…
And he's a "HILARIOUS WEIRDO!"
Judging by his tyre-flipping, dead-lifting, musclebound Instagram feed, Dwayne Johnson is already living the superhero lifestyle, and all that training is about to come in handy, with Johnson revealing he is officially on board to play Doc Savage in Iron Man 3 director Shane Black’s, new movie.
First hitting the page in 1933, Savage is a kind of cross between Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan, boasting book smarts and action chops in equal measure. As Johnson would have it, “he's the inspiration for Superman”, with the star taking to Instagram to give fans a quick crash-course on the character:
“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.”
So there you go. Dwayne seems pretty enthusiastic, and if you can’t get excited about the idea of The Rock playing a superhero for the guy behind Iron Man 3, you’re dead inside. ALL HAIL THE MAN OF BRONZE!
- By George Wales