Friday, April 17, 2015


Regular readers of this blog are probably aware of the fact that I'm a huge Doc Savage fan. This pulp hero ranks in my top five favorite fictional characters (along with James Bond, Superman, Sherlock Holmes and Conan the Barbarian).

There's been talk lately about Shane Black making a Doc Savage film with Chris (THOR) Hemsworth as Clark Savage Jr. That's not a bad choice at all but after watching a recent episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, I've come to the conclusion that this man:

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, would make a very good Doc Savage. A spray on full body tan, a bronze wig and a ripped shirt is all this guy needs to look like Doc. The Rock is the only contemporary actor that has the sheer physical presence required to do Doc justice. I'm sure I'm not the first Doc Savage fan to suggest this. What do you think?

Oh, and by the way, here's Ann-Margret (who would have made a terrific Pat Savage if a Doc Savage film had been made in the 1960s).


1 comment:

  1. My Casting Choices:
    Doc Savage: Sam Worthington
    Ham: Pierce Brosnan
    Monk: Jason Alexander or Paul Giamatti
    Renny: We'd need a Tardis to go back and get us 1980's Nick Nolte
    Johnny: Joseph Gordon Levitt
    Long Tom: Barry Pepper
    Patricia Savage: Ali Larter
    John Sunlight: Michael Fassbender