Per The Hollywood Reporter, Black Adam‘s newest castmember is Marwan Kenzari, better known as Jafar in Guy Ritchie’s 2019 Aladdin remake, and even better known as “Hot Jafar” from Internet memes. The Dutch-Tunisian Kenzari got his start in Dutch cinema, with his breakout role coming in 2013 with the crime drama Wolf. After his scene-stealing turn as Jafar, Kenzari followed that up with a role alongside Charlize Theron in the 2020 Netflix thriller The Old Guard, about a squad of immortal mercenaries.
Warner Bros. hasn’t announced which character Kenzari might playing yet, but we’ve got a pretty good idea where this is going. Per Variety, Black Adam will also introduce DC’s long-running superhero team The Justice Society of America, including four members: Atom Smasher (Centineo), Hawkman (Hodge), Cyclone (Swindell), and Doctor Fate. Doctor Fate is the only major role that hasn’t received a casting announcement, ergo Kenzari is likely going to play Doctor Fate.
The last known Doctor Fate from the source material is Egyptian-American medical student Khalid Nassour. Kenzari isn’t Egyptian, but then again, neither is The Rock, so we’ve got a good feeling about this prediction.