Black Adam Star Pierce Brosnan Teased Doctor Fate’s Powers as a Curse and a Blessing

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The upcoming film Black Adam, is set to be released in theaters next month. The highly anticipated film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and will feature Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero. The new DCEU film will also be featuring James Bond alum, Pierce Brosnan, as Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate.

We have seen several posters of Brosnan as Doctor Fate, and his co-stars have been praising the iconic actor. Brosnan recently talked about some of his most famous characters in an interview with GQ and also talked about Doctor Fate in Black Adam.

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"It's a massive character," Brosnan said during the interview. "It's never been portrayed on film before. It's 40 years old in the making. Jaume, the director, allowed us to have those quiet moments." Brosnan also notes that Doctor Fate and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) are "friends throughout many incarnations of life." He explained, "It's about friendship. It's about love and respect for another man in his situation, and you have the power."

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"Doctor Fate has the helmet of Nabu, which is a curse and a blessing because he is shackled to the power of the helmet. It's an addiction. It's a curse. It all sounds a lot of frufru when you talk about it like that," he said with a laugh. "But it's stuff that you have to lend your heart to."

In another interview, Brosnan talked about being the "elder" of the DCEU characters, and also called Nelson’s relationship to the helmet of Nabu "almost like a drug addiction."

"I am the elder of the group," Brosnan explained in a recent interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar). "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."

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DCEU’s Black Adam cast will also feature Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz. As of now, James Cusati-Moyer, Bodhi Sabongui, Mohammed Amer, Uli Latukefu, and Marwan Kenzari have been cast in unknown roles.

DCEU’s Black Adam is set to be released in theaters on October 21, 2022.