It also sounds like a perfect fit for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Yes, the beloved action hero has officially signed on to star as Doc Savage in the film, which does not have a release date yet. Johnson announced the move on his Instagram page, discussing how the meeting between himself and the creative team went down, and showing his excitement for the character of Clark "Doc" Savage. What I love about The Rock is how passionate he is about everything he does, and if you read the Instagram post about Doc Savage (which is embedded in most articles about the news, including the Variety report), you can see how pumped he is to tackle this character. Everything about this movie is very, very intriguing.
The only question is- when? As widely noted by many film journalists, Dwayne Johnson is an incredibly busy guy. Over the next few years, Johnson is scheduled to star in San Andreas 2, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3, Big Trouble in Little China, The Janson Directive, Alpha Squad Seven, Skyscraper, Rampage, Jumanji, Jungle Cruise, and Shazam (for more information on these projects, head on over to the excellent "Ultimate Guide" over at The Wrap). He's currently filming Fast 8 and will certainly have to undergo press tours for Moana, Baywatch, and next week's Central Intelligence. That's a whopping 15 projects over a very short time span, and it's doubtful that he'll be able to fit them all in. But for now, I'll just be excited by the potential of Johnson and Black teaming up and hope that we see this movie before 2025.
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