DC’s Doctor Fate: 6 things to know about Pierce Brosnan’s Black Adam character

The DC Universe is filled with many heroes who use magic to save the day, but one of the most powerful (and boasts a very comprehensive and versatile story in the comics) is Doctor Fate. This wizard with a doctorate is about to make his debut in the DC movies with the former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan in the role. To learn all about the character before you are introduced to Doctor Fate in Black Adam (set for July 29, 2022), take a look at these essential facts that have been ripped from the pages of DC Comics.

Original Justice Society of America

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Doctor Fate is a founding member of the Justice Society

Created by legendary cartoonist Gardner Fox and illustrator Howard Sherman, Doctor Fate made its official debut in April 1940 in issue 55 of More fun comics – an anthology of fantasy stories that also saw the birth of several other classic DC Comics characters from the Golden Age, such as Specter. The Mysterious Being was the first second superhero that Doctor Fate fought with before they both became founding members of the Justice Society of America at the instigation of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

This group of costumed vigilantes – who actually precede the Justice League – will make their big-screen debut in Black Adam with Aldis Hodge playing Hawkman and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, to name a few. However, Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate is more than likely the most powerful of the herd.

Magical Doctor Fate

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The fate of the doctor possesses a wide range of magical abilities

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