Welp. It's happening. Finally.

After years of waiting, gossiping, expecting some studio exec to finally wise up and put Dwayne Johnson in a role as a cinematic superhuman (instead of just a real-life one), the Rock will finally take his rightful place in cinema in the upcoming Iron Man 3 film.

And who, you ask, will the Rock play? What titan of the cosmos will Dwayne Johnson reprise as his first order of superhero-ly business?

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Doc-freaking-Savage. Whatever that is.

Johnson posted the news to Instagram on Monday, saying he'll be playing Clark "Doc" Savage, the lead role in the yet-to-be named film, which will probably be called "Doc Savage."

So who is Doc Savage? Johnson outlined the character for his fans in effusive detail. Basically, he's like Superman -- a B-side, Prohibition-era, deep-cut Superman.

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. Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry 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. Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about "Doc" Savage is that he's the inspiration for Superman. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze", retreats to his "Fortress of Solitude" in the Arctic etc etc. 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! Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing so every interaction he has with someone is direct, odd, often uncomfortable and amazingly hilarious. After speaking for hours w/ Shane Black I can see why the creator of Superman took only the best parts of Doc Savage and leaving the "weirdo" part behind. But to us, it's that "weirdo" part that makes Clark "Doc" Savage dope! Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one of a kind character. #ItsOfficial #WorldsFirstSuperhero #GeniusIntellect #PhysicalSpecimen #FnLoveableWeirdo #ManOfBronze #DocSavage

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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. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze," retreats to his "Fortress of Solitude" in the Arctic etc etc.

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!

So yeah, get excited, guys. The Rock is going to be Savage.

Dan is on Twitter. He was physically and mentally trained from birth to enjoy non-trash superheroes.