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How Black Adam Is Going To Do Justice To Doctor Fate’s Powers

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Exclusive: Black Adam producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia talk about how the DCEU film will do justice by portraying Doctor Fate’s powers.

Black Adam producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia talk about how the DCEU film will do Doctor Fate justice in portraying his powers. One of the biggest DCEU films to have been in the works for an extended time is Black Adam, with Dwayne Johnson as the titular figure. While many know Black Adam as Shazam’s arch-rival, the DCEU iteration will be getting the anti-hero treatment. Black Adam will depict Teth-Adam’s grim origin story and reveal how he becomes the DC legend that fans know and love.

Despite Black Adam being an anti-hero in the DCEU film, he will be regarded as a “villain” to one of DC Comics’ most beloved teams. Making their jump to the big screen for the first time, Black Adam will introduce the Golden Age team known as the Justice Society of America, who will be going up against Johnson’s character. The team, which pre-dates the Justice League, will consist of Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone. For the role of Doctor Fate, iconic actor Pierce Brosnan will don the gold helmet and cape in Black Adam. The character, who also goes by Kent Nelson, is known as one of the DC Universe’s most powerful magic players, and so there are a lot of expectations surrounding his big screen debut.

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During San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Black Adam producers Flynn and Garcia spoke to Screen Rant at a WB press line. While promoting the upcoming DC film, the producers tackled the question of how to do justice to Doctor Fate and his power-set. To both Black Adam producers, it was crucial to honor the character’s comic roots, especially when having someone as huge as Brosnan behind that helmet. They said:

Beau Flynn: [With] Doctor Fate, we can pay tribute to Pierce Brosnan. One of the great actors of all time, and I think Dr. Fate is also such a unique, very powerful hero that people want to know a ton about.

Hiram Garcia: I agree. I think Hawkman obviously is fantastic, but the fun thing about Fate is that we have the technology to do Fate and take care of him the right way. Because Fate is one of those guys that is hard to do practical; you’ve got to have some technology on your side. To be able to bring him to screen and know what a fan-favorite he is? That’s really exciting.

This will be Doctor Fate’s second live-action treatment, as Brent Stait brought Kent to life in Smallville season 9 during the show’s major Justice Society storyline. Outside of his one-time appearance, Doctor Fate hasn’t been utilized in live-action with the exception of the Helmet of Nabu being featured in the Constantine pilot in 2014. Doctor Fate had a brief cameo – but only through artwork – in The CW series Stargirl back in season 1 as part of the former JSA. This means that after 12 years, Brosnan’s Doctor Fate will be the biggest take on the character in the live-action medium, hence why it makes sense for the Black Adam creative team to take his powers extremely seriously.


Doctor Fate’s powers are at such a level that he can rival Superman, which would make for an interesting showdown if Henry Cavill reprises the DCEU hero in the future after Black Adam. It’s even fair to say that what Doctor Strange is to the MCU is what Doctor Fate will become for the DCEU going forward, especially within the realm of magic. Therefore, it is important that Black Adam makes sure to properly depict Doctor Fate’s powers onscreen to truly emphasize what kind of force he is. Luckily, it sounds like the creative team already did that. While there are no concrete plans yet for what Warner Bros. will do with the JSA after Black Adam, if Kent gets his own DC spinoff, they could explore the complex aspects of the Helmet of Nabu and the greater mythology that exists with Doctor Fate.


  • DC League of Super-Pets (2022)Release date: Jul 29, 2022
  • Black Adam (2022)Release date: Oct 21, 2022
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2022)Release date: Dec 21, 2022
  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)Release date: Mar 17, 2023
  • The Flash (2023)Release date: Jun 23, 2023
  • Blue Beetle (2023)Release date: Aug 18, 2023




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‘Parasite’ Star Song Kang-ho Races to Contact His Wife After an ‘Emergency Declaration’ (Exclusive)

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Parasite star Song Kang-ho leads the cast of the South Korean thriller, Emergency Declaration, which hits U.S. theaters this Friday, and only ET exclusively premieres an intense first look from the pandemic drama.

The film, which made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year, kicks off when a terroristic threat that goes viral online and Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded an international flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same flight suddenly dies a gruesome death of unknown cause, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground. With decreasing fuel and international refusals to offer aid, the captain and crew will be forced to take unprecedented emergency measures in an attempt to save the lives of their passengers.

Song plays Detective In-ho, who races to get in contact with his wife (played by Secret Sunshine‘s Jeon Do-yeon) in ET’s exclusive clip. After canceling a trip to Hawaii with his wife due to work, In-ho reports to the station as usual. But after coming across a video message in English threatening a terrorist attack on a plane, he prays that the suspect isn’t on the same Hawaii-bound flight as his wife.

Unfortunately, as the devastating clip scene unfolds, his worst fears come true and with the plane already en route to its intended destination, In-ho is fighting against the clock as he vows to resolve the impending emergency and keep it from becoming a tragedy so everyone aboard — and his wife — can return safely.

Squid Game‘s Lee Byung-hun also stars in the thriller, alongside Kim Nam-gil (Those Who Read the Hearts of Evil), Kim So-jin (The King) and Im Si-wan (Run On, Misaeng). The King‘s Han Jae-rim directed the film.

Emergency Declaration hits U.S. theaters Friday, Aug. 12.

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‘South Park’ Creators Developed an Entire Deepfake Donald Trump Movie That Never Got Made: ‘It’s Sort of On Hold’

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“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker went viral during the pandemic thanks to their surprise deepfake video, “Sassy Justice,” which has earned over 2 million views on YouTube since its Oct. 2020 debut. The 14-minute short finds a deepfake Donald Trump, voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, reporting news out of Cheyenne, Wyoming under the eponymous moniker. The project was the first bit of content to come out of Deep Voodoo, Stone and Parker’s deepfake production studio.

Stone and Parker said at the time that “Sassy Justice” came about because “we just wanted to make fun of [deepfakes] because it makes it less scary,” but it turns out the project had its roots in a full-length Donald Trump deepfake movie that Parker and Stone were working on and then scrapped because of the pandemic. The duo revealed the project’s existence in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“Not a lot of people know that we were a day away from starting production on the first feature movie we had done since ‘Team America: World Police,’” Parker said. “We were going to start shooting on the day that the pandemic shut everything down. It was months and months of getting ready for that movie, to just being like, ‘Nope, it’s over.’ I went to the office to start packing up my things because I was just kind of in shock.”

Stone said the deepfake movie is “sort of on hold.” Why? “It was very timely and the timeliness of it has passed,” Parker added. “We’d have to majorly rethink it to do it now.”

Stone and Parker founded Deep Voodoo because of the movie they planned to make. “It was going to be ‘Deep Fake: The Movie,’” Parker said. “It was about this guy who looked exactly like Trump because we deep fake Trump’s face onto him. And it was this whole funny thing because, of course, it ends up with Trump just naked and getting run through the wringer and everything, and that’s why it was so funny and so timely.”

Peter Serafinowicz was going to voice the Trump deepfake, just as he did in “Sassy Justice.” Stone added, “Even though the script was sort of timely, we ended up keeping the deep fake part of the studio going.”

Deep Voodoo ended up working on “Sassy Justice” instead once the feature-length deepfake project fell through because of the pandemic. The studio would later join forces with Kendrick Lamar for his “The Heart Part 5” video, which went viral for using deepfake technology to put the faces of Will Smith and more on Lamar’s body. The video, which debuted May 8, has earned over 38 million views on YouTube.

As for the scrapped deepfake movie, will it ever end up being made? “I don’t know, [Trump] could be running again,” Stone said, noting a timely window could end up opening for the project to be made.



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Jamie Foxx Recalls Almost Spoiling No Way Home’s 3 Spider-Man Reveal

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Jamie Foxx opens up about almost spoiling Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s return for Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Jamie Foxx opens up about almost spoiling Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Directed by Jon Watts, Tom Holland’s third standalone film as the web-slinger released in December 2022 and became a massive critical and commercial hit. Spider-Man: No Way Home has since been widely praised for its strong performances, as well as its surprising emotional ending, which saw Holland’s Peter Parker forgotten by everyone he loves.

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Aside from wrapping up Peter Parker’s first MCU trilogy, Spider-Man: No Way Home also functioned as the culmination of all Spider-Man movies. Despite vehement denials from people involved, the threequel ultimately featured the return of Maguire and Garfield as they reprised their respective versions of the wall-crawlers. Some of their movies’ notable villains were also brought in, including Foxx’s Electro. On the heels of reports about Maguire and Garfield’s returning Spider-Men breaking out, the actor took to his official social media and posted fan art that depicted his Marvel bad guy looming over the three live-action versions of Spider-Man. Many took this as Foxx confirming Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s surprise cameos ahead of time.


Almost eight months after Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s release, Foxx opens up about this snafu in a new interview with CinemaBlend. Calling the experience of filming the movie “a rock concert,” the actor went on to address nearly blowing the surprise. Not thinking that Maguire and Garfield’s returns were meant to be secret, Foxx also almost snapped a picture of the Spider-Man trio before being chastised by someone on set. Read Foxx’s story below:

It was crazy. It was like a- it was like a rock concert, when we did that film. And I thought Sony did a fantastic job of mystique. You know what I’m saying? Holding things, keeping things – you know, I kind of almost blew it. … As soon as I got on the set and there was all three Spider-Mans, I was like this (picks up cell phone). ’Oh, we up in here, baby, ‘bout to go live…’ And somebody just dove on me like I was a fire. I was like, ‘What the hell?’ ‘Shh! No one’s supposed to know.’ ‘Okay, my bad. Okay, we ain’t supposed to know that all three of them are here!’ But I think they did a great job in doing that, bringing some mystique. And I think that that’s what was needed to get people back in the theater.

Of course, Foxx’s actions would likely not have changed much, as Maguire and Garfield’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home was an open secret in Hollywood for months. Once it was confirmed that the threequel would be tied to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and tackle a multiversal story, and feature Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, it was largely expected that other characters from previous Spider-Man films would be appearing. The casting report about Foxx’s reprisal of Electro further solidified this idea, so even if the actor didn’t post his near-spoiler image, most of the fanbase was already convinced that Maguire and Garfield would be joining Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Despite the persistent rumors, Sony and Marvel Studios opted to save Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s biggest surprise for the film itself. Even amid trailer gaffes that implied Maguire and Garfield had been cut out with VFX, the secrecy was maintained. In fact, MCU architect Kevin Feige even warned the public that having preconceived assumptions based on rumors could ruin their movie-going experience. In the end, however, Foxx’s social media post would have been spot on, and all three Spider-Man joining forces proved a major nostalgic highlight for audiences. Clearly, even the villain actors themselves knew they were part of something special, and were very eager to share it.


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