Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Learns He’s Starring in ‘Doc Savage’ and Geeks Out Accordingly

Somebody get this guy an inhaler.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced that he will officially star in Doc Savage, a film he’s been working on with filmmaker Shane Black that’s based on a character from pulp magazines from the 1930s and 1940s. Beneath the Instagram photo below, the actor took his caption to an inspired degree of geekus maximus to share his excitement.

“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,” wrote Johnson, continuing by showing off his fancy movie biz lingo. “Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team … 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.”

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“Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about ‘Doc’ Savage is that he’s the inspiration for Superman,” explains Johnson. “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!”

Read the rest of Johnson’s celebratory post over on Instagram.