MAJOR SPOILERS for Black Adam to follow.
Black Adam is unlikely to be the last time we see Pierce Brosnan’s scene-stealing DC superhero, Doctor Fate. Speaking with USA Today, Brosnan revealed that he had been told by producer Beau Flynn that “not everything is as it seems” when it comes to Doctor Fate’s, well, fate at the end of Black Adam.
“So I think the door is open. I honestly have no idea where this will go. I just know I’m very proud of the work playing Dr. Fate and honored being part of the DC comic book world.”
It is not unusual for the star of a comic book movie to not know exactly what the plans are for their character, but considering how well-received Brosnan’s Doctor Fate has been since the release of Black Adam, it would be a big surprise if plans were not already being drawn up for his return. Brosnan makes his DC debut as Kent Nelson, aka Doctor Fate, a veteran superhero, sorcerer, and member of the Justice Society of America who is called into action following the emergence of the violent and all-powerful Black Adam.
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While Doctor Fate seemingly dies during the final battle in Black Adam, you really can’t keep a master sorcerer down. Black Adam director Jaume Collet-Serra has even cited Star Wars precedent when it comes to mystical resurrections. “The helmet chooses who it lets touch. And at the end of the movie, the helmet chooses Hawkman,” the filmmaker says, before comparing Doctor Fate to being “a bit like Obi-Wan Kenobi who dies in the first Star Wars and yet appears in every Star Wars. So we’ll all see what happens.”
The Rock Has Promised More from Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate
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Pierce Brosnan is not the only one to tease a return for Kent Nelson, aka Doctor Fate, with Black Adam lead Dwayne Johnson recently promising that there will be more from the character to come. “Dr. Fate is one of my favorites too and you will see more of him. I promise,” The Rock said via social media. “We wanted Black Adam to be visually stunning so thank you for that nod. Every the movie everyone!!”
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, Black Adam has been stuck in development for many, many years. The DC outing has finally hit theaters, introducing Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero. “Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods–and imprisoned just as quickly–Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world,” reads the official synopsis.
Starring Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall aka Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Albert “Al” Rothstein aka Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz, Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael Gregor aka Sabbac, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel aka Cyclone alongside Pierce Brosnan and Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam has been met with mixed reviews from critics. Audiences, though, are loving Black Adam, which has now grossed $152.9 million worldwide.