SANTA CLARA — Vernon Davis, as Captain Torpedo?

The 49ers tight end explained Wednesday, in self-deprecating fashion, how he went to Hollywood early this offseason to play a Hollywood superhero for a still-in-production movie.

"He's the new superhero coming to your town to save everybody," Davis said, as if he was in character.

"A buddy of mine in Los Angeles came to me doing a piece. I said, 'Sure I'll do it.' He knew I was kind of into acting. It's like art."

Davis posted a "leaked scene" of the film on Twitter on Wednesday morning. In it, he's tied to a chair in his "Captain Torpedo" super suit, and after a few lines, he gets shot in the head by a bad guy dressed in a military uniform.

San Francisco 49ers’ Vernon Davis (85) runs in for a touchdown in the first quarter as Chicago Bears’ Chris Conte (47) tries to defend at
San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis (85) runs in for a touchdown in the first quarter as Chicago Bears' Chris Conte (47) tries to defend at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff) ( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )

"I'm covered in my only weakness: seaweed," Davis said.

Acting was just one of Davis' many endeavors this offseason, when he stayed away from the 49ers in hopes of getting a contract extension. He reported to camp on time Wednesday and has remained a positive factor in practice.

If seaweed is Davis' weakness, what is his super power? "I can do anything in water," Davis replied. "I can run fast and shoot at you."

The 49ers can attest that Davis certainly runs fast. That documentary has been in the making for going on nine years now.

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