The latest reports about Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam suggest that the filmmakers are still finding someone to play Doctor Fate. We are already aware that the movie will see the debut of the Justice Society of America which is also known as the original superhero team in the DC comics. Noah Cenetineo and Quintessa Swindell have already been cast as Atom Smasher and Cyclone while Aldis Hodge is set to play Hawkman in the film.
Fans to finally see the debut of Doctor Fate?
As the new reports suggest, the film may also see the debut of Doctor Fate. This has also led to some fans suggesting that the newly-added Marwan Kenzari may reprise the role. However, the latest report by Murphy’s Multiverse suggests that the film is still looking to cast someone for Doctor Fate. Apart from a young version of Teth-Adam and his father, the reports by Charles Murphy also report that the filmmakers are looking for someone to play a magician ready to do whatever is needed to protect the world – a description that fits perfectly for Doctor Fate. The choice of Fate seems obvious as Black Adam will already show the origin of Black Adam and the Justice Society of America.
Many reports in the past have also hinted at what viewers may expect from the character in the film. A similar report from The Illuminerdi suggests a relationship between Doctor Fate’s human host Kent and Nabu. This relationship will be similar to that of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Doctor Fate is known for manipulating time, reading minds, and also using telekinesis. It was created by Howard Sherman and Gardner Fox and made its first appearance in More Fun Comics in 1940. A hero like Fate can serve as an important contrast with Black Adam who has already been described as a “ruthless keeper of justice” in the past.
“He is the judge, the jury, and the executioner, and he believes in an eye for an eye,” Johnson said. He will always do everything he can to protect his people, more so protect his family. The superheroes have to exhibit a little bit of restraint when it comes to taking care of the bad guys if you will, or taking care of the people who are opposite them, who are opposing them who are in their way. But this idea that you could take all of Black Adam’s powers, and he does not practice restraint. That makes for a really powerful combination, and one that’s explosive one that’s very dangerous, and one that is very likable — to me, at least.”
Black Adam is being helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra and its filming begins April 2021.