Black Adam Star Pierce Brosnan Speaks Out on Dr. Fate's Addictive Powers

Black Adam is just a few more months away from arriving in theaters, and taking fans on a weird and wild journey throughout the DC universe. In addition to Dwayne Johnson's titular antihero, the project's supporting cast will be dotted by members of the Justice Society of America — including Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate, portrayed by Pierce Brosnan. While Fate has only made a few sporadic appearances in Black Adam's marketing, he's definitely already made an impact, leaving fans eager to see how he will be represented onscreen. In a new interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Brosnan spoke about the character being the "elder" of a lot of the DC universe, and called Kent's relationship to the ancient helmet of Nabu "almost like a drug addiction."

"I am the elder of the group," Brosnan explained. "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," Brosnan continued. "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."

Black Adam is directed by Jungle Cruise's Jaume Collett-Serra, and will also feature Aldis Hodge (The Invisible Man, Underground) as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets, Euphoria) as Cyclone, Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I Love Before, Charlie's Angels) as Atom Smasher, and Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, Mamma Mia!) as Doctor Fate, with Uli Latukefu, Marwan Kenzari, Mohammed Amer, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui have also been cast in currently unknown roles.

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Black Adam is set to be released exclusively in theaters on October 21st.