Black Adam’s Pierce Brosnan On Potential Dr. Fate Return In The DCU

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Black Adam.Black Adam star Pierce Brosnan talks about potentially appearing again in the DCU as Doctor Fate. After being stuck in development hell for several years, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie has finally opened in theaters worldwide, introducing one of the latest power players into the DCU (formerly known as the DCEU). Black Adam focused on Teth-Adam’s tragic backstory and how he went from being a Kahndaq slave to becoming a godlike figure among his people.

While Black Adam faced off with the criminal organization known as Intergang and the super-villain Sabbac, Johnson’s film also introduced another set of iconic characters into the larger DCU to help flesh out the franchise. After appearing in several live-action DC TV shows, including Smallville and Stargirl, Black Adam marked the cinematic debut of the Justice Society of America, the Golden Age team which predates the Justice League in most canons. For this iteration of the JSA, the team consisted of Hawkman, Cyclone, Atom Smasher, and Doctor Fate. While the first three heroes survived the events of Black Adam, Brosnan’s Doctor Fate made the ultimate sacrifice in the final battle against Sabbac.

Despite the tragic end of Kent Nelson, Doctor Fate’s story in the DCU may not be over yet. In a new interview with USA Today, Brosnan chats about his potential future with the franchise following the conclusion of Black Adam. He gives a rather optimistic answer as he shares the following:

« 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. »

Even though Kent’s body and the Helmet of Nabu evaporated in front of Black Adam and the Justice Society, the DCU has an easy out when it comes to this particular death. Despite his grim fate, Doctor Fate has always been established as one of DC Comics’ most powerful magic users, to the point where he can even challenge Superman. Since Doctor Fate’s helmet vanished in a similar fashion to how Kent disappeared, it wouldn’t be shocking if sequels adapt the idea where a piece of his mind is inside the helmet for whoever gets chosen as the new hero. On the other hand, it’s possible that Kent used his power to make everyone think he died while instead simply teleporting away, knowing it was up to the others to defeat Sabbac.

With so many story options at the ready, Black Adam doesn’t have to be the last time Brosnan’s Doctor Fate appears in the DCU. Whether he is actually still alive or has become part of the Helmet of Nabu to perhaps select the next Doctor Fate, it would be great to see Brosnan continue in the DCU in some capacity. If future DC Studios movies end up introducing Khalid Nassour to serve as the next Doctor Fate, Kent’s spirit or mind being infused with the helmet could be a fun buddy-cop concept where the former hero mentors the new one. Depending on if Black Adam gets a sequel or not, time will tell if the DCU will see Brosnan back as Doctor Fate.

Source: USA Today