DC has added a pair of high profile castings to upcoming movies as Pierce Brosnan joins “Black Adam” and Ron Livingston joins “The Flash”…
A pair of high profile castings were announced on Wednesday for two different DC movies currently in the works.
First up, Pierce Brosnan — best known for his legendary run as James Bond not to mention film roles in “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and “Dante’s Peak” — has been cast in the role as Kent Nelson aka Doctor Fate in the upcoming “Black Adam” movie starring Dwayne Johnson.
Doctor Fate is an iconic character in the DC Universe first created back in 1940. The character’s origins date back to 1920 when he was on an archaeology dig with his father and Kent ended up accidentally reviving a Mesopotamian god, who ends up teaching him sorcery and grants him the Helmet of Fate, which grants him extraordinary powers.
Doctor Fate is also a founding member of the Justice Society of America, which will actually play a large role in the “Black Adam” movie with several other members already being cast for the movie including Aldis Hodge portraying Hawkman.
Production on “Black Adam” is expected to get started in April.
Next up is Ron Livingston — best known for his roles in films such as “Swingers” and “Office Space” as well as his recent run on television in the series “Search Party” — and he will take over the role of Henry Allen in the upcoming “The Flash” movie alongside Ezra Miller.
The role originated with Billy Crudup after he appeared in “Justice League” as Barry Allen’s father but a scheduling conflict with his current role on the Apple series “The Morning Show” prevented him from returning for “The Flash” movie being directed by Andy Muschietti.
Now Livingston will step into the role of Henry Allen, who gets sent to prison after he’s accused of murder his wife and Barry’s mother but in reality he’s been framed for the crime because the Reverse Flash actually traveled back in time, killing Nora Allen and setting Barry on his path to eventually become the Scarlet Speedster.
That film is also expected to get into production soon with Miller reprising his role as Barry Allen after recently appearing in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” which is now available on HBO Max.