After releasing a first look at the upcoming "Fast 8" movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has even more news for us: He'll be starring in "Iron Man 3," director Shane Black's adaptation of "Doc Savage" from Sony Pictures.
If you're unfamiliar with "The Man of Bronze," also known as "the world's first superhero," Johnson helpfully clued in the clueless on Instagram.
According to the wrestler-turned-actor, Clark "Doc" Savage is the inspiration for Superman. "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," he wrote of the character. Yup, sounds like Johnson is the man for the job.
The character was first immortalized on film in 1975's "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze," starring Ron Ely as the titular character. Cinema Blend reported that Black was first working on a script for the superhero back in 2009. With Johnson now on board, clearly it was worth the wait.
Despite Doc Savage's meticulous tutelage, it's the character's imperfections that drew Johnson to the project: "He's a f*king hilarious weirdo! Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing," Johnson wrote.