Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan has been cast as the classic supernatural hero Dr. Fate opposite Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming DC Comics, Shazam Spin-Off, Black Adam.
Brosnan is the last key member of the roll call for the production that will feature the big-screen debut of the Justice Society, DC’s precursor to the Justice League. He will be joining Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
Brosnan will play Kent Nelson, aka Dr. Fate, a son of an archeologist who was taught sorcery skills and given the magical Helmet of Fate. Dr. Fate is basically Doctor Strange but kind of crazy and wears a much cooler costume.
The character has appeared in various incarnations, with Doctor Fate being the name of several different individuals in the DC Universe, who are a succession of sorcerers. The original versionof the character was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Howard Sherman, and first appeared in More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940).
Doctor Fate possesses various powers due to Nabu’s training,such as spellcasting,flight,superhuman strength,invulnerability,telekinesis,telepathy,pyrokinesis,and lightning manipulation,teleportation,healing,force fields,ice manipulation,immateriality,and the ability to travel between parallel Earths.
Needless to say his theatrical debut might see his powers toned down a bit.
Black Adam arrives in theaters in 2022.