James Bond star Pierce Brosnan nabs superhero role alongside The Rock

Pierce Brosnan joins Black Adam (Getty/Warner Bros)
Pierce Brosnan joins Black Adam (Getty/Warner Bros)

Pierce Brosnan is getting into the superhero game, landing his first ever comic book role.

The 67-year-old will star opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in superhero film Black Adam, it has been announced.

The former James Bond actor will play the character of Dr Fate, a founding member of the Justice Society in the DC Comics universe.

Brosnan played 007 in four films from 1995-2002 and was replaced in the role by Daniel Craig.

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His Black Adam casting was announced by Johnson, who will star in the lead role.

Johnson said: “Such a pleasure to announce the final member of our #JusticeSociety, the bad ass statesman, Mr @PierceBrosnanOfficial as the iconic and all knowing, DR. FATE.

“I’m grateful to have such a talented, diverse and hungry cast. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change…”

Brosnan said: “Aloha @therock Looking forward to working with you and playing the role of Dr Fate in the company of all.”

Brosnan joins Black Adam alongside previously announced cast members including Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.

Concept art for 'Black Adam' unveiled at DC FanDome. (Credit: DC/Warner Bros)
Concept art for 'Black Adam' unveiled at DC FanDome. (Credit: DC/Warner Bros)

Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Howard Sherman, the character of Dr Fate made his comic book debut in 1940, and has appeared on screen previously in the Smallville television series. In Black Adam, he'll be a part of the Justice Society of America, a superhero team that predates the Justice League in the DC comics.

Black Adam will reportedly begin production next month, with Jaume Collet-Serra on directing duties.

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