One of the anticipated superhero blockbusters of 2022, “Black Adam,” starring Dwayne Johnson, introduces a number of new heroes and villains. The script for the movie directed by Jaume Collet-Serra of “House of Wax” was written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani. Aldis Hodge and Sarah Shahi, who play Hawk Man and Adrianna Tomaz, respectively, are fresh faces. Noah Centineo portrays Albert “Al” Rothstein/Atom Smasher, and Marwan Kenzari portrays Sabac. Bodhi Sabongui and Quintessa Swindell play Amon and Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone respectively.
The debut of Doctor Fate, played by former “James Bond” actor Pierce Brosnan, is noteworthy. In spite of the fact that the character has appeared in the DC animated series “Justice League: Animated” and “Cadmus Crisis,” the live-action role is expected to debut in “Black Adam.”
Who is Doctor Fate?
When Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate was first featured during the Golden Age of Comic Books, he worked as an agent for the Lords of Order, a group of enigmatic magical creatures whose mission was to save the universe from supernatural dangers. Nelson accidentally awakens Nabu while on an archaeological journey with his father, which causes Nelson’s father to pass away. Nabu transforms the little kid into a man after feeling sorry for him for losing his father and teaches him magic so he may be his agent. He eventually develops into a magical protector and crime fighter.
The character’s description in fandom is as follows: “Doctor Fate, a formidable sorcerer, and representative of the Lords of Order are Dr. Kent Nelson. He battles evil with his wife Inza. His tutor and spiritual adviser, the ancient Nabu, also designed his amulet, robe, and helmet. He joined the Justice Society of America as one of its first members.” In 1940’s More Fun Comics #55, he made his debut.
The movie’s official summary is as follows: “Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-adventure film “Black Adam” from New Line Cinema. The first feature film to look at the background of the DC Super Hero is released, directed by Jungle Cruise’s Jaume Collet-Serra. After being given the vast powers of the ancient gods and imprisoned just as quickly, Black Adam (Johnson) is liberated from his earthly burial over 5,000 years later and is ready to inflict his own form of punishment on the modern world.