Vengeance of Horus! Pierce Brosnan joins the cast of Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie as Doctor Fate!
Chalk this one as a surprise bit of casting because Pierce Brosnan has joined the cast of Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie. The James Bond legend will be slipping into the costume of Kent Nelson aka Doctor Fate. The mystical DC sorcerer and custodian of the Helmet of Fate.
The DC hero is one of the franchise’s longest-serving characters. He made his DC Comics debut in 1940 and was one of the founding members of the Justice Society Of America. An organization that will feature heavily in the events of the feature film.
A STELLAR CAST
Dwayne Johnson will be starring as Black Adam, but the DC flick will be our big-screen introduction to more members of the JSA. As well as Brosnan, The Rock will be joined by Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
Producer Hiram Garcia recently shared his excitement about bringing these characters to the screen:
We are so excited to introduce the Justice Society, especially Hawkman who’s such a beloved character and one of those heroes who’s always meant so much to the DC universe. Having them play in the same sandbox as Black Adam is going to be fantastic, and for the already established fans of these characters, I think they are going to be really excited to see what elements from classic storylines we take inspiration from as we bring these characters together.
When you take a powerhouse like Black Adam and inject him into this DC cinematic universe you want to make sure you are putting characters around him that can really up the stakes. As DJ likes to say the hierarchy of power in the DC universe really is going to change so Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone will have their hands full no matter how we choose to have them interact with Black Adam.
Johnson recently posted to Instagram that filming is set to get underway in three weeks. And with Brosnan joining the cast it appears that all the final pieces have fallen into place. The movie was initially going to release in December 2021, but the COVID pandemic pretty much curtailed that deadline. Now, the project has no set date. But with filming within touching distance, we can look forward to Black Adam hitting screens sooner rather than later.
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