(LOS ANGELES) — “Half of everything is luck,” Sean Bean’s 006 tells Pierce Brosnan in the opening of his first 007 film Goldeneye. “The other half?” Bond asks.
As fate would have it, Brosnan has just been cast as Fate — Dr. Fate — in the DC Comics universe’s next big project, Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Variety reports.
With his golden cape and Spartan-like helmet, Kent Nelson/Dr. Fate is a super-strong sorcerer and psychic, and incidentally one of DC’s oldest comic characters, making his first appearance in 1940.
He’s also a member of the Justice Society, which predates the Justice League, and includes Adam, Atom Smasher, Hawkman, and Cyclone.
In addition to Johnson’s ancient, godlike anti-hero Black Adam, Aldis Hodge has already been cast as Hawkman, Noah Centineo will play Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell will play Cyclone.
The Warner Bros. movie was set for a December, 2021 opening, but due to pandemic delays, it won’t start shooting until April, with a possible summer, 2022 release.
Black Adam will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Johnson opposite Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which was also delayed by the pandemic; its new release date is July 29.
By Stephen Iervolino
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