black adam will hit theaters in a few months and mark Dwayne Johnson’s long-awaited DCEU debut. The Rock is joined by a star-studded cast of actors, including James Bond alum Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate/Kent Nelson. We’ve seen a lot of interesting glimpses of the characters in the movie ahead of the movie, and a new post from Johnson shows a Doctor Fate poster.
“‘Fate makes no mistakes’ ~ DR. FATE Performed by the one and only @PierceBrosnan #BlackAdam on OCTOBER 21st 🌍,” Johnson wrote. You can check out the sweet poster below:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 27, 2022
In a recent interview with Total movie (Going through GamesRadar), Brosnan referred to the character as being “the eldest” of the DC characters and called Nelson’s relationship with Nabu’s former helmet “almost like an addiction”.
“I’m the eldest in the group,” Brosnan explained. “I’m sure he’s one of the oldest characters in the pantheon of comic book characters. He’s an archaeologist.” He added: “He has the power to foresee the future and to raise the dead, and to teleport while wearing a gold helmet… Absolutely, yes [the helmet is essential]. It is a blessing and a curse. It’s almost like addiction in some ways. It takes a lot of energy to wear the helmet. It was a very well designed outfit and helmet, which I really like. Jaume Collet-Serra is very inclusive in the collaboration. He was wonderful in the sense that he sent me drawings of the helmet, so that I could participate in his look.”
Besides Johnson and Brosnan, the black adam The cast is also expected to include Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Marwan Kenzari and Sarah Shahi. The film was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, wax house). Although there are many exciting characters to see in black adam, don’t expect Superman or Shazam cameos. Many DC fans have wondered if there will be any hero appearances given that Black Adam and Shazam have a long history, and The Rock has been very insistent about wanting a showdown with Superman. However, director Collett-Serra said during San Diego Comic-Con that Zachary Levi and Henry Cavill will not appear in black adam.
“Our film is an original story,” Collet-Serra explained (via Deadline). “At the end of the movie, he doesn’t know who Shazam or Superman is.” The director added, “He has to come to terms with what he’s here for, what the world is like.”
black adam is currently scheduled to hit theaters on October 21.