DC’s upcoming epic anti-hero story, Black Adam, has not only revealed a character to be introduced in the film but has cast the character as well. Doctor Fate will be played by none other than former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan. This will be Brosnan’s first ever casting in a comic book film and will also be the first time we have seen the hero on the big screen. The character has appeared on the small screen before in shows such as Smallville and Justice League Unlimited and is also a playable character in Injustice 2.
For those who don’t know, Doctor Fate (aka Kent Nelson – though the mantle has been passed on to others) is a powerful sorcerer. He’s an agent for the Lords Of Order and he fights evil with his wife, Inza. He has an amulet, cloak and helmet, all of which are manifested by Nabu, an ancient deity, who is Nelson’s mentor and guide. Fate is a founding member of the Justice Society Of America, which is an older version of the more well known Justice League.
Other characters in the film with confirmed castings are, of course, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
Black Adam is currently slated for a release in cinemas on 22nd December 2021.