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Rick Senger
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Posted: 07 August 2017 at 2:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Sounds like the Dwayne Johnson project is at best delayed but more likely not going forward.  With the advent of high profile failures of vintage genre pics like King Arthur, The Mummy and some years back John Carter, it seems the studio may be thinking twice.  After all the wrong-headed takes I heard from Dwayne Johnson on Doc, I'm a bit sad but more relieved.  Link
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Andy Mokler
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Posted: 07 August 2017 at 3:09pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Yeah, love Doc Savage, the Rock and Shane Black but it wasn't adding up to something that had me optimistic.  
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Mark Waldman
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Posted: 09 August 2017 at 9:38pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Where's Ron Ely when you need him?
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 10 August 2017 at 12:35am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Personally, I'm hoping that another Doc Savage movie never gets made, unless its CGI or animated. Because anyone they cast to play Doc isn't going to look right, and casting appropriate actors for his aides (and Pat!) would be difficult.



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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 10 August 2017 at 4:36am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Shame/not a shame. I like Dwayne Johnson a lot, and
think that he's as close to looking the part as you're
going to get from a "name" star. However, having read
his take on the character...ugh.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 10 August 2017 at 8:33am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

…anyone they cast to play Doc isn't going to look right…

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I think Johnson is a terrific choice. He's even got the skin color!

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