Black Adam Actor Pierce Brosnan Discusses Doctor Fate's Powers

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Black Adam Actor Pierce Brosnan Discusses Doctor Fate's Powers
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The titular anti-hero, Black Adam, is set to grace the theaters in a few months and along would him would be Pierce Brosnan who would play the role of Kent Nelson, a.k.a. Doctor Fate and the veteran actor discusses what powers his character will be having, even describing it like an addiction.

Black Adam Actor Pierce Brosnan Discusses Doctor Fate's Powers
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Black Adam Actor Pierce Brosnan Discusses Doctor Fate's Powers

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Pierce Brosnan is set to enter the DCEU in Black Adam as the elder of the Justice Society of America, DC’s oldest super team, which will be with the titular antihero. He will be Kent Nelson who is an archaeologist and gets an ancient helmet that grants him powers, making him Doctor Fate.

In an interview with Total Film as reported by Games Radar, Pierce Brosnan describes his role, "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."

Brosnan also expounds on the abilities of Doctor Fate, "He has powers to foresee the future, and raise the dead, and teleport, while wearing a gold helmet. It’s a blessing and a curse. It’s almost like a drug addiction in some respects."

Brosnan, on the helmet he wears as Doctor Fate, "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."

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Doctor Fate sports the ancient helmet of Nabu who was an alien dating back to Ancient Egypt and a wizard who uses magic. Nabu passes on the helmet, making the bearers some of the most powerful sorcerers to ever exist in the universe.

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Aside from Pierce Brosnan's Doctor Fate, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Black Adam will be joined by Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Also in the cast are Marwan Kenzari, Mohammed Amer, Bodhi Sabongui, James Cusati-Moyer, and Uli Latukefu.

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Black Adam originally went by the name of Teth-Adam in the comics and he was given by the gods powers making him the Mighty Adam. Black Adam liberated his people in Kahndaq and ruled with his own definition of justice.

Black Adam went on to be the judge, jury, and executioner to his people to protect them and keep an eye on them. However, this led him to be imprisoned by the gods and after thousands of years, he breaks free and gets powers beyond imagination.

Black Adam is set to shake the theaters on October 21, 2022.