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“He’s especially brilliant”: Black Adam Star Pierce Brosnan Claims Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange Inspired Him to Take Up Doctor Fate Role, Debunks Banal Fan Rivalry

Doctor Fate has been inspired from Doctor Strange.

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam isn’t the only latest addition to the DCEU, with the Justice Society of America making its first appearance on the screen through the film as well. And there’s quite an intriguing story behind one of the members from the said society, who goes by the popular title of Doctor Fate.

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Pierce Brosnan

There had been a lot of chatter about the stark similarities between Doctor Fate and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and recently, Pierce Brosnan, the actor who plays the superhero, came forward to explain how he indeed took inspiration from Doctor Strange for his own character.

Pierce Brosnan drew inspiration from Doctor Strange for his role

A cosmic entity with supernatural powers, Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate has often been compared to the MCU’s Doctor Strange who is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Although there are certainly major differences between the two, there also happens to be a great amount of similarity between them. And Brosnan went into the details about the same as he talked about his character.

In a recent interview with Variety, the Irish actor talked about how Marvel’s Doctor Strange had inspired his own Doctor Fate in DC’s Black Adam. He stated how he “loved Doctor Strange” and how his admiration for the same ended up turning into his inspiration too.

See also: ‘Remember DOCTOR FATE came first’: DC Fans Hype Up Black Adam’s Pierce Brosnan as Marvel Fans Compare Him to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange

“I loved Doctor Strange and my sons, who are comic book aficionados, would say, ‘Dad, Doctor Strange,'” he said. “Well, we all know who Doctor Strange is, and he is epically brilliant, Benedict [Cumberbatch].” 

The Die Another Day actor also added how his own superhero character is highly looked up to as well. “But then you have the bookend to that and it’s Doctor Fate. And Doctor Fate is much loved, one of the senior members of the sorcerers’ world.” 

Brosnan might as well just have admitted to being a Marvel fan.

Pierce Brosnan was happy with Doctor Fate’s role in the film

Renowned for his role as James Bond, Brosnan also revealed how he was delighted to be working with Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam. He seemed to be grateful for the script of the movie and also for the way his own superhero had been portrayed in it.

See also: ‘It’s time for you and I to say goodbye’: New Black Adam Clip Hints Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate Dies in the Movie

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Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate in Black Adam

From the director and the cast to the film’s script, The Foreigner star was more than happy with the way everything had been set. “The text, the script works on many different levels,” he remarked. “And I think it covers them in a very subtle way and sometimes on the nose, culturally, politically, socially, and more importantly, in a grandiose, epic, entertaining way.”

Instead of getting offended by people pointing out the similarities between Doctor Strange and Doctor Fate, Brosnan did the complete opposite as he took it all in good faith. In fact, he practically couldn’t stop gushing about Doctor Strange. And that’s on having a sportsman spirit.

Black Adam is now out in theatres.

See also: How MCU Has Destroyed Any Chances of a Doctor Fate Movie

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Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.