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Doom Patrol: Brendan Fraser Cast As Robotman

Matt McGloin Posted: 08/21/2018 - 21:07 COMMENT
Doom Patrol: Brendan Fraser Cast As Robotman

Following the casting of Cyborg, it's learned that DC has cast Brendan Fraser in the role of Robotman for the upcoming live-action Doom Patrol series.

The character is described as: A former race car driver, Cliff Steele was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.

Brendan Fraser will appear as the human Cliff Steele in flashback scenes and will also provide the voice of the Robotman character. 

Newcomer Riley Shanahan will provide the physical performance of Robotman on stage in a full body costume.

Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol

The series will also feature Negative Man, Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and the leader of the team with Dr. Niles Caulder.

Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) is the showrunner, with Arrowverse's Greg Berlanti on board as executive producer with Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter.

Doom Patrol will first appear in the upcoming Titans live-action TV series prior to spinning off and will also air on the new DC Universe digital streaming service.

Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol's members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrolwill find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.