The 67-year-old actor, who is best known for starring as James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002, has been picked alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the eagerly-awaited DC movie.
Dr. Fate happens to be the son of an archeologist and one of DC’s oldest characters, while Dwayne plays the lead role in the upcoming movie, which has actually been in the works for years.
The movie will also feature stars like Aldis Hodge, who is playing Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
The shooting of the movie will start in April, although DC has so far remained tight-lipped about plot and character details.
The wrestler-turned-actor said on Instagram: “We are approximately three weeks away from shooting ‘Black Adam’ and I can’t believe we are at the finish line with this thing. And what a journey it has been. Actually I can believe it considering how hard we’ve worked over the years.”
The movie is to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously directed Dwayne in the Disney movie “Jungle Cruise”.
Dwayne, 48, first signed on to play Black Adam in 2014, following the release of ‘Man of Steel’, and amid plans to create a DC Extended Universe of films.
The shoot was actually supposed to begin last year but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hollywood star also shared a page from the script via Instagram, giving his social media followers an insight into the upcoming movie.
He said: “I’ve memorised this, and I’ve known these words for years and years and years and years and years now but it gives you guys an example of who Black Adam is, and who Black Adam is to the world of the DC universe, but also I think who Black Adam is to the world of superhero universes.”