Via Instagramnya, Dwayne Johnson resmi mengumumkan proyek film terbarunya yakni superhero Doc Savage yang disutradarai oleh Shane Black (Iron Man 3).

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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

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Para fans komik tentu sudah tahu bahwa superhero pertama di dunia yang menginspirasi lahirnya Superman adalah Doc Savage yang dijuluki “Man of Bronze”. Diciptakan oleh¬†Henry Ralston, John Nanovic dan Lester Dent pada tahun 1993, beberapa tahun sebelum Superman lahir, Doc Savage merupakan seorang adventurer yang lahir dari perpaduan kekuatan manusia dan intelijensinya. Meski tidak memiliki superpower, Doc Savage menguasai bela diri, seorang ilmuwan terlatih dan detektif sampai musuh dan kawan-kawannya menjuluki dirinya sebagai “Superman”. ¬†Seperti yang sudah dijelaskan Johnson lewat postingannya, Doc Savage menjadi salah satu inspirasi adanya tokoh Superman. Keduanya memilki kemiripan baik dari nama depan, nama belakang sampai “Fortress of Solitude”.

Savage pernah dimunculkan dalam komik DC sebagai salah satu dari “First Wave” yang juga menghadirkan Batman and The Spirit. Rencana memfilmkan toko ini sempat mencuat pada 1999 dengan nama Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sayang, Ia lebih memilih mencalonkan diri sebagai gubernur California.