Pierce Brosnan joins Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam as Doctor Fate
When the film begins production next month, the DC Extended Universe outing will be happening with Dwayne Johnson front Black Adam has cast the Justice Society of America actors as Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan (The foreigner) has signed up as the legendary hero Doctor Fate, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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It is my great pleasure to announce the last member of our #JusticeSociety, the statesman with the bad ass.
Mr @PierceBrosnan as an icon and omniscient, DR. FATE.
I am grateful to have such a talented, diverse, and hungry cast. #BlackAdam https://t.co/3gyTgP9MQ9
– Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 24, 2021
In addition to Brosnan, Noah Centineo (To all the boys I’ve loved before) Star as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell (trinket) as Cyclone and Aldis Hodge (One night in Miami) as Hawman. The film will also be Sarah Shahi (City on a hill) and Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin), although her roles are currently held near the antihero box.
The announcement of the launch of the Justice Society of America came during last year’s DC FanDome event, although it was also confirmed that Hawkgirl, Hawkman’s frequent partner and romantic interest, must remain absent from the DC Extended Universe for the time being. The figure was recently seen by Shiera Sanders Hall as part of Star girlJSA, although she lost her life to Brainwave the night the Injustice Society attacked the group’s headquarters.
Johnson was at a Black Adam Film for over a decade, starring the sometimes supervillain, sometimes antihero, originally slated for its highly anticipated debut in the 2019s Shazam!Although the studio decided to break up the characters into individual films to give them room to breathe and develop properly, they instead chose to tease the character while Djimon Hounsou’s original wizard Shazam Billy Batson narrates his making story.
Based on the DC Comics character by Otto Binder and CC Beck, Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The shallows) with Johnson as the eponymous antihero and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshiryani, who wrote the current script, while Adam Stztykiel wrote the previous one. The film will be the second collaboration between Collet-Serra and Johnson, who also collaborated on Disney’s upcoming adventure film Jungle cruise.
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The film is being produced by Beau Flynn of Johnson and FlynnPicturesCo along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, while Scott Sheldon will lead the project for FlynnPictureCo.
Black Adam should be in theaters on December 22, 2021 but has recently been postponed to an unspecified release date due to production delays due to the global pandemic and is expected to begin production in Atlanta next month.
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