When we think of Pierce Brosnan, his performances as James Bond come to mind. The Irish actor has slipped into the role of the double-zero agent with a license to kill four times and has left a lasting mark on the image of the knightly spy with a penchant for philandering. On October 20, 2022, we see Brosnan act in a completely new environment for him, because he will be Doctor Fate in the DC blockbuster “Black Adam’ to be part of the game for the first time in a comic book adaptation.
But things could have gone very differently because, as Pierce Brosnan revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he auditioned for the role of the dark knight in Tim Burton’s Batman in the late 1980s. As we now know, nothing came of it. Instead, the part was given to Michael Keaton, who then ensured law and order in Gotham City twice under the direction of Tim Burton. Brosnan also explained in the interview why he didn’t get the role:
“I remember saying something stupid to Tim Burton: ‘You know, I can’t understand a man who wears his underwear over his pants.'”
It is questionable whether this perhaps ill-considered, but certainly humorous comment was ultimately responsible for Pierce Brosnan not getting the role of Batman. His career definitely didn’t suffer because of this, because as already mentioned, a few years later he was allowed to let off steam several times as James Bond in another, no less popular franchise.
Even if more than 30 years have passed since “Batman”, Pierce Brosnan has now with “Black Adam’ also the chance to prove themselves in a DC blockbuster. In it he embodies the powerful wizard Doctor Fate, who belongs to the so-called Justice Society Of America. This is the first superhero group in the world, which in this case also offers Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) in addition to Doctor Fate.
In “Black Adam“ the Justice Society Of America (short: JSA) gets it with the anti-hero Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) to do. More than 5,000 years ago, the former slave rebelled against his oppressors in the rich state of Kahndaq and was subsequently killed by the sorcerer Shazam, from whom he also got his powers, imprisoned. 5,000 years later Black Adam free again and doesn’t let anyone tell her anything anymore. So the JSA has their hands full trying to keep the divinely gifted Raver in check.