Shane Black Has Met With Chris Hemsworth For DOC SAVAGE

Shane Black Has Met With Chris Hemsworth For DOC SAVAGE

Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter reported, Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was rebooting Predator, but they also dropped a tidbit about Doc Savage. Stating that Black met with Chris Hemsworth ("Thor: The Dark World") for the lead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon") has met with Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron star, Chris Hemsworth, about the lead in his Doc Savage feature film.

Black is also very actively developing Doc Savage, the adaptation of the 1930s pulp hero for Sony. He recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role, but it’s unclear when that project would shoot since it’s still grappling with budgetary issues. Sony, however, does consider Savage one of its priorities. - THR

This is actually quite interesting as Chris Hemsworth was suggested to for the role of 'Doc Savage' by an IGN reporter who was interviewing Shane Black last September. Black had this to say about the suggestion: "That's not a bad idea! You need someone magnetic and someone a little but off because that's the fun of the character. He's been secluded from people and kept from any social niceties for so long that he's become a savant."

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Emblemmaniac - 6/24/2014, 2:03 PM
I love that Doc Savage is going to be on the big screen. But why Shane Black O.O....
yossarian - 6/24/2014, 2:04 PM
Because SHane Black just made a billion dollar movie. So studios will hire him.
McNyagano - 6/24/2014, 2:09 PM
This just gets better and better. The haters are going to lose it even more. Lmao xD
Pasto - 6/24/2014, 2:09 PM
What Yoss said.
DannyRand1225 - 6/24/2014, 2:10 PM
interesting..hatersgonnahate..i really like IM3,its a mixed movie among people and shane blacks style doesnt appeal to some people which is fine but i rember seeing an interview where he discussed the movie and it seemed really cool
Pasto - 6/24/2014, 2:10 PM
Devil's Advocate:
If the film sucks, remember you said that.
Reasonnnn - 6/24/2014, 2:10 PM
@Alpha Let me guess you loved Man of Steel

oh yes im baiting
Pasto - 6/24/2014, 2:12 PM
Lol, you scheming little bastard.
Pasto - 6/24/2014, 2:13 PM
Wait a second, isn't Doc Savage a character with heavy-ties to DC?
McNyagano - 6/24/2014, 2:16 PM

If the film sucks I'll admit it. Plain and Simple.
Pasto - 6/24/2014, 2:17 PM
I forgot you were one of the few users on here who has that superpower.
JoJo1982 - 6/24/2014, 2:19 PM
Don't really know anything about doc savage

But oh well
McNyagano - 6/24/2014, 2:25 PM

I don't have any superpower. Besides, what does that have to do with anything? O_O
Pasto - 6/24/2014, 2:27 PM
No, the point I was making was that few users on this site ever admit when they are wrong. Admitting when you are wrong on THIS site is like a superpower.
McGee - 6/24/2014, 2:31 PM
Admit dick is almost as big as a normal person's.


Now we see who is honest, and who is full of shit....
McNyagano - 6/24/2014, 2:32 PM

My bad lol Thanks man:)
ComicsBornAndBred - 6/24/2014, 2:33 PM
He may not have been right for IM3, but he's still a talented director and he can do other films justice. He's great wih dialogue. Also heard he's doing the predator reboot. IM3 did have some amazing scenes. The Air Force one scene was a real sandpit and one of the best in all the Marvel films and the attack on the mansion.
Humperdink - 6/24/2014, 2:34 PM
I can see him as Doc.
I also liked the reviled Iron Man 3.

Ramiel - 6/24/2014, 2:34 PM
Directors sure must like Hemsworth as a leading man. He's got Avengers, Cyber, and Ron Howard's movie next year, then the Huntsman sequel and now, Doc Savage lined up.
YeezusWept - 6/24/2014, 2:34 PM
Shane Black directs one average CBM in an already average trilogy and everyone thinks he's the worst director in the world. Holy shit...
DannyRand1225 - 6/24/2014, 2:38 PM
humperdink-yeah ,it may have a bigger mixed reaction then MOS
InfiniteMonkey - 6/24/2014, 2:43 PM
And the winners just keep on winning.
Already directed a billion dollar movie, get hired.
Already in a very successful franchise, get hired.
With those track records, the budget should be forthcoming.

McFarlaneFan - 6/24/2014, 2:44 PM
Hemsworth keeps going after the same role with different names. He should play something as opposite to Thor as he can.
He seems to have typecast himself.
DrDoom - 6/24/2014, 2:44 PM
Doc Savage?

Who cares?

Doopie - 6/24/2014, 2:44 PM
give someone else a chance Chris!

and while we're baiting...the dark knight was shit
BlindJustice - 6/24/2014, 2:47 PM
When I first read this I was thinking Doc Samson... But of course when I read Chris Hemsworth I realized it was talking about the Indiana Jones-like fellow.

sameoldthing - 6/24/2014, 2:49 PM
Can't believe I'm going to say this because I hated IM-3 but Shane Black has written some pretty good movies in the past.
Needs more development as a director. I don't mind Doc Savage for a movie,Hemsworth needs a drastic change in look to stop audience of thinking of Thor. Hate to see Chris get stereotyped.
sKeemAn - 6/24/2014, 2:52 PM
Shane Black can do good movies. IM3 was just not his best work.
sKeemAn - 6/24/2014, 2:54 PM
It looks like Doc Savage have been under both DC and Marvel. Interesting.

thedangle1 - 6/24/2014, 2:54 PM
Just because Iron Man 3 was a billion dollar movie doesn't mean it was a good movie. Avatar is the biggest movie of all time, but it was pretty good, not great or awesome...could've been a lot better, but it wasn't. Iron Man 3 sucked badly and was pure garbage. Iron Man trilogy could've been one of the best, if not the best, CBM trilogy ever. The first Iron Man is one of my top favorite CBM movies, right behind The Dark Knight and Spiderman 2, Sam Raimi's version, not the new one(haven't seen it yet), well, The Dark Knight, then Iron Man, then I'd have to say Spiderman 2. The Avengers was another one...just a good movie, not great or awesome. Lame alien invasion storyline (been done a million times). What made Avengers good was finally seeing all of them come together finally on the big screen instead of another animated movie. That title now goes to the Batman trilogy, cause even though The Dark Knight Rises, as awesome as it was, was the weakest of the 3 movies, but was still a great finish to the trilogy. Shane Black is a good writer and director (First Lethal Weapon was awesome), but he destroyed Iron Man 3. Turned it into a comedy-fest. If I want to see a comedy, I'll watch Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber or watch Caddyshack. I don't want to see it in a CBM movie, unless it's Spiderman with his one liners and arrogant quips and jabs at criminals. With Shane Black at the helm of Predator (WHY, WHY, WHY remake it!!!) and possibly Doc Savage, we're in for more CBM comedies.
VISIONaryNPa - 6/24/2014, 2:56 PM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon are some interesting films. I really enjoy KKBB. It's different. I like where this is headed. Shane has only direct 2 films in his entire career, KKBB and Iron Man 3. I like the idea of him working on Predator, and Doc Savage.
DannyRand1225 - 6/24/2014, 2:58 PM
thedangle-no comedy in superhero movies,u know alot of superhero movies have comedy in it and u need humor in these types of films imo
JorL5150 - 6/24/2014, 2:59 PM
Well I MUST be hammered because I just watched Columbia WHOOP Japan at soccer

Anyway - Love lethal weapon and kiss kiss bang bang - but shame black is a douche nozzle who wanted to whore up pepper Potts

Good luck with doc savage though
DannyRand1225 - 6/24/2014, 3:00 PM
the dangle-also comic books, especially avengers have tons of alien invasions in them
RetroFit - 6/24/2014, 3:00 PM
LeeroyJenkins - 6/24/2014, 3:01 PM
Thought this said Doc Strange. Brain fart
VISIONaryNPa - 6/24/2014, 3:04 PM
Iron Man 3 was sub-par, but none-the-less a good film, not great, or fantastic, it could have been one of the best cbms ever, a million different story lines, Shane could have continued with what the writers of the first Iron Man (and the studio, of course) set out to do, and that's bring in The Mandarin, for real, Ten Rings set up his presence, and by the time Iron Man 3 came round, they could have come out of the shadows, instead of standing in the dark. AIM could've been a bigger thing, linking with a umm.. Hank Pym. Using AIM and The Mandarin (the real one), with the intention that AIM is an adverse company, that could do some real damage, it would've been interesting to see A.I.M. as I've said above, a bigger company / thing, working in nano-tech, different sciences, ect. Point being, yeah it was ok. lmao.
DannyRand1225 - 6/24/2014, 3:05 PM
i can understand why some people dont like IM3, fine cool,u cant make everyone happy,i really like it,so do others,my complaints with it are the humor does go a little overboard for me and i wish extremis was explained better, but i love enough thing about that film that help me really like it
ComicsBornAndBred - 6/24/2014, 3:05 PM
CHRIS PRATT!!! He has the look and acting chops. I think he's so underrated and hs a rising star who already has two franchises: JURRASSIC PARK AND GOTG
VISIONaryNPa - 6/24/2014, 3:06 PM
The Comedy and Superheroes thing um, really go hand in hand, don't they? I mean, Look at comic book. Humor lies within..
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