The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Pierce Brosnan is the latest name to join the cast for the upcoming DC film Black Adam at Warner Bros.
Black Adam originated in DC Comics as a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel/Shazam, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and the Shazam Family. In recent times in the comics however, Black Adam has evolved into a more complex and conflicted antihero, with his origins tied to the fictional Middle Eastern kingdom of Kahndaq.
Pierce Brosnan (whose recent credits include The Son and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) will be playing the role of Kent Nelson, also known as Dr. Fate, the son of an archeologist who was taught sorcery skills and given the magical Helmet of Fate. The character first appeared in DC Comics back in 1940 (More Fun Comics #55), with multiple characters taking up the mantle over the course of Dr. Fate’s history.
Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, with the previous written by Adam Sztykiel. Jaume Collet-Serra is attached to direct, Dwayne Johnson will be producing alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions banner, as well as Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. Scott Sheldon of FlynnPictureCo will also serve as executive producer. Black Adam is being scheduled to commence production this April.