Pierce Brosnan talks auditioning for Batman and playing Doctor Fate

Playing Doctor Fate in Black Adam isn’t Pierce Brosnan’s first brush with playing a hero as he previously auditioned for 1989’s Batman.

Brosnan appeared of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and talked about his turn as Doctor Fate in the upcoming Black Adam. It also comes up how he auditioned for Tim Burton’s Batman

“I went up for Batman way back in the day when Tim Burton was doing it,” said Brosnan. “I remember saying something stupid to Tim Burton. Like, I said… I said, “You know, I can’t understand any man who would wear his underpants outside his trousers.”

Brosnan also discussed the role of Doctor Fate a bit, and as everyone presumed, no, he could not see out of the helmet. “There was a point where I had to find this crown, and [Black Adam director Jaume Collet-Serra] said, I’m standing there, and I’m giving it my best, heroic acting, and he said, “Okay, put the helmet on.”” Brosnan went on to add, “I said, “Don’t worry. I can see it. It’s right there. I put it on. Of course, I couldn’t see anything.” He then mimiced feeling around on the floor for the object.

From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure “Black Adam.” The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”).

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge (“City on a Hill,” “One Night in Miami”) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (“Sex/Life,” “Rush Hour 3”), Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Mummy”), Quintessa Swindell (“Voyagers,” “Trinkets”) as Cyclone, Mo Amer (“Mo,” “Ramy”), Bodhi Sabongui (“A Million Little Things”), and Pierce Brosnan (the “Mamma Mia!” and James Bond franchises) as Dr. Fate.

Black Adam is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 21, 2022.