Pierce Brosnan To Play Dr. Fate In The Rock's Black Adam Movie For DC

James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan will make his DC movie debut as the powerful Dr. Fate in Black Adam.

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Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam movie continues to round out its cast, this time adding the legendary Pierce Brosnan to the fold as Dr. Fate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Brosnan is only the most recent addition to the line up, which already includes Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Aldis Hodge as Hawkman. The Old Guard's Marwan Kenzari has also been cast in a mystery role.

Brosnan will be playing Kent Nelson, the first of a long line of heroes to adopt the Dr. Fate name and mantle. The son of an archeologist, young Kent was accompanying his father on a dig when he mistakenly opened the tomb of an ancient sorcerer named Nabu the Wise. The incident killed his father but left Kent to be raised by Nabu himself, who tutored him in the ways of magic and eventually gave him his iconic helmet and cloak.

Kent went on to act as one of the co-founders of the Justice Society of America. He's also, funnily enough, an actual medical doctor much like his Marvel cousin, Doctor Strange. Over time, the Dr. Fate mantle was passed on to numerous other magic users in DC comics, including the young Khalid Nassour, the most recent addition to the list, who some fans speculated may be the role Marwan Kenzari had been cast to fill. Brosnan's casting doesn't entirely rule out a live action debut for Khalid, of course, but it might make it a bit less likely.

Black Adam is set to release on December 22, 2021.

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