Black Adam finally hits theaters worldwide, and the blockbuster superhero movie claims both box-office and global fans. It is a spin-off to DC’s Shazam! and, while many of the cast are no household names, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Pierce Brosnan (Doctor Fate) certainly are. The brooding action star reveals that the movie has been a passion project and he is involved with the production even before DCEU’s conception.
The cast also includes Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, and Bodhi Sabongui. The Rock also reunites with Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra. Black Adam premiered for most countries this week, and the track for its opening is looking pretty good. Although fans would see a not-so-high rating via Rotten Tomatoes, it still is one of the biggest openings over the last three months.
The Rock Hints At Doctor Fate’s Future In DC
On his Twitter account, Dwayne Johnson shares a post about Doctor Fate and what would become of him in the future. The Black Adam star also sends his gratitude to fans who have supported the movie early on. Check out his tweet:
Dr Fate is one of my favorites too and you will see more of him. I promise.
We wanted #BlackAdam to be visually stunning so thank you for that nod.
Every the movie everyone!!#BlackAdam https://t.co/RJooItnGUn
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 21, 2022
Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate is one of the most awaited characters to appear in the movie, and Johnson’s fondness for DC’s sorcerer supreme hints that fans ‘will see more of him’ in the coming projects.
Who is Doctor Fate, anyway? Clothed in a gold cloak and helmet, Doctor Fate wields mystical powers to fight crime, teleport, astral project, and basically everything a sorcerer does. How did he acquire these powers? In 1920, archaeologist Sven Nelson and his son Kent went on an adventure in an ancient temple in the Valley of Ur in Egypt. Curious as a kid, Kent opened the tomb of Nabu the Wise and unleashed poisonous gas that suffocated Sven. Nabu felt guilty so he took Kent under his care and taught him sorcery.
Brosnan, who portrayed Doctor Fate, talked about his character when he appeared as a guest in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The actor revealed that the helmet was really uncomfortable. “What was it like putting on the helmet? You know, you can’t see a thing, it’s darkness. There were two helmets. There was this gorgeous-looking, sleek helmet that was in the photograph. Then there’s one that I could actually put on.” He also joked about the mocap suit he has to put on the set, saying it is the most inelegant and humorous thing to wear.
Black Adam Continues To Soar High
So far, the Warner Bros. film is gaining speed and drawing a lot of audiences as the weekend rolled in. Although early screening reviews and social media critiques pose mixed reactions, Black Adam continues to develop the DCEU hierarchy and invites the changes needed to revive DC’s premiere league of heroes.
With the introduction of new characters, the Justice Society of America, the return of Superman, and a future clash between two powerful gods, there is nothing to expect but pure excitement and more action.
Black Adam is now showing in theaters worldwide.