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The Director Of Black Adam Has Revealed Why Pierce Brosnan Was Cast As Dr. Fate

A lot has been said about how Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam will usher in change to the DC Extended Universe, but the superhero's debut film will also introduce a whole roster of heroes. Directed by "Jungle Cruise" filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, "Black Adam" will feature the Justice Society of America, who are recognized as the first-ever superhero team by Guinness World Records. While founding members Green Lantern and The Flash might not appear, audiences can expect to see Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) grace the silver screen.

Though "Black Adam" plot details are slim, the footage released so far sees the Justice Society of America attempting to rationalize with the vengeful and violent titular hero. It remains to be seen if Black Adam joins the Justice Society of America, but it's clear from the first "Black Adam" trailer that a compelling case is being made by Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan), who suggests that the anti-hero can either save the world or destroy it.

Though the cast of "Black Adam" is filled with heavyweights, Brosnan reigns supreme as the most tenured. The actor has dominated the silver screen since the '80s and continues to deliver memorable performances long after retiring from the role of James Bond. While there must have been a number of actors in contention for the role of Dr. Fate, director Collet-Serra has opened up about why Brosnan was brought on for "Black Adam."

Pierce Brosnan's raw charisma helped get him the Black Adam role

While all eyes are on how Dwayne Johnson will fare as the anti-hero Black Adam, a certain curiosity around Pierce Brosnan's Dr. Fate persists. The DC epic will mark the James Bond actor's first foray into one of the major comic book cinematic universes. According to director Jaume Collet-Serra, it was Brosnan's cinematic legacy that helped land him the role of Dr. Fate. "You need a special actor to play, basically, a legend," the "Non-Stop" helmer told Vanity Fair

In the comics, Dr. Fate is known for his immense strength and ability to withstand significant damage. With his golden helmet, Dr. Fate is able to channel special abilities, including telekinesis, making him a pivotal member of the ultra-powerful Justice Society of America. Collet-Serra went on to describe how Brosnan's screen presence makes him the perfect choice to embody the role. "Dr. Fate is a very powerful being, so you need someone like Pierce who can play powerful without it being overly done. He can do it in a very subtle way," Collet-Serra shared. "I mean, he's one of the coolest people in the world—he was James Bond! But as a person, he's magnetic, so warm with such gravitas."

Brosnan thinks just as highly of his "Black Adam" director. "Jaume [Collet-Serra] is such a collaborative director—he made me very comfortable and gave me the confidence to portray Doctor Fate," Brosnan told Den of Geek earlier this year.