Pierce Brosnan is joining the world of superheroes, with the news that the Navan native has been cast as enigmatic golden masked hero Dr. Fate in the Dwayne Johnson-led ‘Black Adam.’
Johnson takes on the role of the titular antihero, who was first created by writer Otto Binder and artist C. C. Beck, Black Adam as the deadly and evil adversary of the superhero Shazam. However, recent storylines have re-defined the character as a corrupted antihero attempting to “clear his name.”
According to THR, Brosnan will play Kent Nelson, aka the good Dr. Fate, a son of an archaeologist who was taught sorcery skills and given the magical Helmet of Fate. The character, created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman, is one of DC’s oldest, having first appeared in 1940’s More Fun Comics No. 5.
In addition to Johnson, Brosnan joins a cast that includes Aldis Hodge (‘The Invisible Man,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Supernatural’) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (‘To All The Boys’) as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell (‘Voyagers,’ ‘Euphoria’) as Cyclone. Marwan Kenzari (‘The Old Guard,’ ‘Aladdin’) also stars, but his role is unknown.
The film is currently in production under the direction of Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ helmer Jaume Collet-Serra.
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