We first heard about Black Adam at DC FanDome, where producer Hiram Garcia revealed more about the mysterious Dr Fate, aka. Pierce Brosnan. He is a genuinely multi-faceted hero in more ways than one.
After months of teasers and Dwayne Johnson‘s Instagram posts, this month at the DC FanDome event, the crew officially unveiled the upcoming Black Adam movie for the first time, which, as has been said repeatedly, will change the hierarchy of the DCEU. At the same time, Johnson has been very vocal and spectacular when it comes to his character in the film, until this weekend, Pierce Brosnan’s Kent Nelson, aka Dr Fate, was much more of an enigma, at least as far as this iteration of the mysterious DC character was concerned. However, in addition to the sizzle reel unveiling last weekend, producer Hiram Garcia also spoke about Brosnan’s role in the film and his relationship with the American Justice Society.
“When you look at Pierce Brosnan, you’re just dazzled. From the moment he walks on set, he lights up everybody. He is so charming,” Garcia said. “She handles being on screen so well from the moment she comes into view. And to see her with all of our young actors, it’s so cool to see them hanging out with her, getting to know each other. They all became really close friends on this shoot, and they hung out a lot in the downtime. You could feel that energy and that chemistry when they were on screen together. It was a dream cast.”
“Dr Fate is such a special character, essentially him and Hawkman, the elder statesman, in a universe like that,” Garcia explains. “They’ve been around for a very long time. They both have fascinating histories. Pierce has been able to tap into the weight, the balance that comes with Dr Fate’s millennia of wisdom and that comes with this helmet. I think he was able to harness that in a unique way. And in doing so, you could feel the other characters growing up to it. Because anytime James Bond comes in, and now he’s stepping in, and now he becomes, as you said, Kent Nelson, Dr Fate, it’s a really cool thing. “
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Johnson took to Twitter to share a four-minute video of the film, in which we got our first look at America’s Justice Society – Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan). The film sees Johnson teaming up again with Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collett-Serra, with Sarah Shahi in the lead role as Adrianna Tomaz. Other actors include Uli Latukefu, Marwan Kenzari, Mohammed Amer, James Cusati-Moyer and Bodhi Sabongui.
Garcia has previously explained that Black Adam is not just another superhero who can do one thing, but has an arsenal of abilities that he will use to devastating effect in the film. “This is a character with amazing abilities. He’s got super speed, he can fly, and he’s got earth-shattering powers, to name a few,” he explained to Collider earlier this year.
“We wanted moviegoers to feel that throughout the film. They won’t see you use super speed just once, and then it’s over; it’s part of your arsenal. Often the skills take a back seat when it comes to characters like this, but one of our many goals was to keep the continuity there and push the bar in terms of how we do it. For example, the technology we use to make Black Adam fly has never been done before. It’s completely unique. It was critical for us to make it feel special, authentic and real. [Director Jaume [Collet-Serra] had that at heart. Our special effects team are Oscar winners, and we certainly put them to work.”
Black Adam hits cinemas on 29 July 2022.
Source: Boss Logic