“Fate is no joking matter and Give back what you stole or order is lost.”- Dr. Fate
Pierce Brosnan joins Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam as Doctor Fate: As the film gears up to start production next month, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC Extended Universe outing Black Adam has rounded out its cast of Justice Society of America actors as Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan (The Foreigner) has signed on to star as iconic hero Doctor Fate.
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About “Black Adam”
Black Adam is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be an installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by, from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, and a story by. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, and it will be the first live action theatrical film appearance of the title character.
Black Adam is scheduled to be released in the United States by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D in 2021.The film will follow Black Adam as he fights for freedom from slavery, to protect his people as an anti-hero in ancient Egypt.
Cast of the movie ‘Black Adam’
Alongside Brosnan, the roster of Justice Society of America will see Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) star as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets) as Cyclone and Aldis Hodge (One Night in Miami) as Hawman. The film will also star Sarah Shahi (City on a Hill) and Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin), though their roles are currently being kept close to the antihero chest.
The announcement of the introduction of the Justice Society of America came during last year’s DC FanDome event, though also having confirmed that Hawkgirl, frequent partner and romantic interest of Hawkman, would have to remain absent from the DC Extended Universe for the time being. The character was recently seen portrayed by Shiera Sanders Hall as part of Stargirl‘s JSA, though she lost her life to Brainwave on the night the Injustice Society attacked the group’s headquarters.
Johnson has been attached to and developing a Black Adam film for over a decade now, with the sometimes supervillain, sometimes antihero originally slated to make his highly-anticipated debut in 2019’s Shazam!, though the studio elected to split the characters off into individual films to allow them breathing room and proper development, instead choosing to tease the character as Djimon Hounsou’s original wizard Shazam tells his origin story to Billy Batson.
Based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, Black Adam is set to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) with Johnson starring as the titular anti-hero and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshiryani having written the current script while Adam Stztykiel penned the prior one. The film will be the second collaboration between Collet-Serra and Johnson, who have also been working together on Disney’s forthcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise.
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