In the first superhero foray of his career, Pierce Brosnan is set to play Doctor Fate in ‘The Black Adam’, New Line’s action-adventure project featuring the DC Comics antihero. Dwayne Johnson also stars in the film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

The actor took to his Instagram to share his excitement.

Brosnan will play Kent Nelson, the good Dr. Fate, a son of an archeologist who was taught sorcery skills and given the magical Helmet of Fate. The character, created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman, is one of DC’s oldest characters, having first appeared in 1940’s More Fun Comics #5, reports

‘Black Adam’ is the second New Line/DC film following 2019’s critical and commercial hit Shazam! with the two characters, Shazam and Black Adam, being arch-rivals in the DC Universe. The project is headed towards an April start of production in Atlanta.

Brosnan is a veteran actor with dozens of credits, although he may be best known globally for his suave and sophisticated take on James Bond in the 007 movies in the 1990s and early 2000s which grossed almost $1.5 billion.