Dwayne Johnson Promises Doctor Fate Will Return to the DCEU
Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson assures fans that they haven’t seen the last of Pierce Brosnan’s superhero sorcerer Doctor Fate in the DCEU.Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson recently promised fans that Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate will return in future DC Extended Universe projects.
Johnson confirmed on Twitter that audiences hadn’t seen the last of Doctor Fate, despite the superhero seemingly dying in an act of heroic self-sacrifice during Black Adam’s climax. “Dr. Fate is one of my favorites too and you will see more of him. I promise,” he tweeted. It’s currently unclear exactly where fans will see Kent Nelson and his colorful alter-ego next, as Brosnan is not officially attached to any upcoming DCEU movies or TV shows.That said, it’s not hard to imagine Brosnan agreeing to reprise the role, as he’s gone on the record about how much he enjoyed shooting Black Adam. In particular, the former James Bond star spoke enthusiastically about the costume he wore as Doctor Fate and his own role in developing it. “It was a very beautifully designed outfit and helmet, which I’m quite fond of,” Brosnan said. “[Director] Jaume Collet-Serra is very inclusive in the collaboration. He was wonderful in the sense that he would send me designs of the helmet, so I could participate in the look of it.”Brosnan apparently appreciated exploring the different layers of the Doctor Fate role, too. He previously described Kent Nelson’s use of the Helmet of Fate as “a blessing and a curse,” because the incredible supernatural powers the helmet bestows drain “a lot of energy” from its wearer. Brosnan even likened his character’s reliance on Helmet of Fate to a form of drug addiction, hinting at a darker side to the otherwise upstanding Doctor Fate.More recently, Brosnan revealed that he was initially motivated to play Doctor Fate by his enjoyment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and not the DCEU. Specifically, the screen legend said that his appreciation for 2016’s Doctor Strange made him want to play a similar role to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts. Brosnan went on to praise Cumberbatch and the Doctor Strange character, while also highlighting Doctor Fate’s impressive comic book legacy. “Well, we all know who Doctor Strange is, and he is epically brilliant, Benedict. But then you have the bookend to that, and it’s Doctor Fate. And Doctor Fate is much loved, one of the senior members of the sorcerer’s world,” he said.