‘It’s a Blessing and a Curse’: Pierce Brosnan Reveals Doctor Fate’s Abilities Will Make Him a Major Liability To The JSA in Black Adam

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We cannot wait to see Dwayne Johnson make his first foray into the superhero genre with Black Adam, but he’s not the only notable star on the list. Pierce Brosnan is the legendary actor and the face of Bond from the late 90s to 2002, and he will also be a cast member of the upcoming DC movie, in which he plays Doctor Fate.


Intended to be a spin-off series from Shazam!, the 11th addition to the DC Extended Universe will also have other big names like Noah Centino, Sarah Shahi, and even Aldis Hodge. But it’s Brosnan playing the sorcerer hero in epic fashion that’s going to catch our eyes. Here’s a little commentary on the hero by the actor himself.

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Doctor Fate’s Powers Are Pretty Neat, And Pierce Brosnan Is Loving It

Pierce Brosnan has played in numerous movies where he’s been cast as an extremely skilled and strong character. With the obvious Bond movies out of the way, he’s been in The Man, and even After The Sunset where his character has been a strong individual who can hold on his own, and now in Black Adam, things haven’t changed.

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Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate in Black Adam

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The 69-year-old actor sat down with Games Radar where he talks about his character and about Fate’s powers-


“I am the elder of the group. I’m assured he’s one of the oldest characters in the pantheon of comic-book characters. He’s an archaeologist.”

“He has powers to foresee the future, and raise the dead, and teleport, while wearing a gold helmet. Absolutely, yes [the helmet is essential]. It’s a blessing and a curse. It’s almost like a drug addiction in some respects. It takes a lot of energy to wear the helmet. It was a very beautifully designed outfit and helmet, which I’m quite fond of. Jaume Collet-Serra is very inclusive in the collaboration. He was wonderful in the sense that he would send me designs of the helmet, so I could participate in the look of it.”

That’s a lot of details on Doctor Fate from the actor, and it seems like we’ll get to see an amazing costume to match the powers that Fate possesses!

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Black Adam Director Explains Why Brosnan Was The Perfect Man To Play Doctor Fate

Picking the right actor/actress for a role in a movie based off a book or comic is essential, they must not only look the part, but also be able to give off the aura that the character emanates. In Doctor Fate’s case, Black Adam director Jaume Collet-Serra explains how Brosnan was the perfect fit for the sorcerer superhero.

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Pierce Brosnan in Doctor Fate’s suit from the Black Adam teaser

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Jaume Collet-Serra sat down with Vanity Fair for an article on Black Adam, and he explains his decision to pick Brosnan for the movie-

“You need a special actor to play, basically, a legend. Dr. Fate is a very powerful being, so you need someone like Pierce who can play powerful without it being overly done. He can do it in a very subtle way. I mean, he’s one of the coolest people in the world — he was James Bond! But as a person, he’s magnetic, so warm with such gravitas.”

He’s absolutely right on the part that Brosnan is a special actor.


Black Adam will release in the United States on October 21, 2022. The dates for a worldwide release are still pending.

Source: MovieWeb


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