The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Pierce Brosnan has been tapped to play Kent Nelson a.k.a. Doctor Fate in the upcoming Dwyane Johnson-led superhero flick Black Adam.
This will be the first time the former James Bond star will be starring in a super-hero movie.
Complex writes about his character in the new movie:
Nelson is described as a founding member of the Justice Society of America who accidentally uncovers the tomb of the wizard Nabu while exploring the Valley of Ur. His discovery and revival of Nabu leads to the unintentional death of his father and archaeologist Sven. Nabu eventually trains Nelson in the power of sorcery before bestowing him with the Helmet of Fate, which allows him to access these powers. When Nelson returns to the United States two decades later, he begins fighting crime under the moniker Doctor Fate.
Johnson reacted to the news online, writing that he’s “grateful to have such a talented, diverse and hungry cast.”
Such a pleasure to announce the final member of our #JusticeSociety, the bad ass statesman,
Mr @PierceBrosnan as the iconic and all knowing, DR. FATE.
I’m grateful to have such a talented, diverse and hungry cast. #BlackAdam⚡️https://t.co/3gyTgP9MQ9
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 24, 2021
We can’t wait!