Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming superhero film Black Adam has officially added former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan to the cast.
In his first venture into the realm of superheroes, Brosnan will be playing Dr. Fate, the hero counterpart to Johnson’s anti-hero Black Adam. This classic DC Comics hero is the last member of the Justice Society to be cast for the film that will act as their big-screen debut. This group is the precursor to the better known Justice League, and Brosnan rounds out a crew that also includes Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Dr. Fate, a.k.a Kent Nelson, is one of DC’s oldest characters, appearing in More Fun Comics No. 5 in the 1940s. Brosnan will be bringing the character to life for the first time on the big screen.
Black Adam is the second film from New Line/DC, following their 2019 hit Shazam!. In the DC Universe, Shazam and Black Adam are archrivals, and with Shazam!‘s sequel coming in 2023, it should be interesting to see exactly where the still very secret Black Adam plot aligns. There are no details available yet about the plot, how exactly the Justice Society will fit in, or even the role to be played by Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin). Currently, filming is set to begin in Atlanta in April, so we will be keeping our eye out for more details as they become available at the start of filming.