Yesterday is was announced that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black would be writing and directing a new Predator reboot for Fox. Before he gets to that though he's been developing an adventure film called Doc Savage for Sony Pictures.
Savage was a popular 1930s pulp hero, and was popularized on radio, film, and TV. According to THR, Thor star Chris Hemsworth has been in talks to take on the lead role. This is a character I think he'd be perfect for.
Doc Savage's real name was Clark Savage, Jr. He's a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and a musician. He's basically every awesome adventure hero like James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Batman rolled into one. A team of scientists assembled by his father deliberately trained his mind and body to near-superhuman abilities almost from birth, giving him great strength and endurance, a photographic memory, a mastery of the martial arts, and vast knowledge of the sciences. Doc is also a master of disguise and an excellent imitator of voices. "He rights wrongs and punishes evildoers." Author Lester Dent described his creation as a mix of Sherlock Holmes' deductive abilities, Tarzan's outstanding physical abilities, Craig Kennedy's scientific education, and Abraham Lincoln's goodness. Dent described Doc Savage as manifesting "Christliness." Doc's character and world-view are displayed in his oath, which goes as follows:
"Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man."
I can totally see Hemsworth in this role, and I really hope that he is the guy to play Savage.
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