Brendan Fraser Cast as Robotman in DC's Doom Patrol Streaming Series
The Mummy actor will play a DC Comics superhero!
Doom Patrol Adds Brendan Fraser As Robotman!
With Doom Patrol on the horizon, Brendan Fraser has joined the cast in a leading role as Cliff Steele, a.k.a. Robotman. The character is a former race car driver who would have died in the car accident that destroyed his body, except his brain was saved by Dr. Caulder and placed in a robotic body. According to Deadline, Fraser will appear in flashback scenes as Steel and provide the voiceover for Robotman, as well as the physical performance of the character in the upcoming series. He joins previously announced cast members Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, and Jovian Wade as Cyborg. Doom Patrol is written by Jeremy Carver (Being Human, Supernatural), who will serve as both showrunner and executive producer, alongside Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter. The DC Universe streaming service will launch this fall and have a yearly membership, which will include the TV shows and movies as well as comics, breaking news, and a DC encyclopedia. The cost is $74.99, or $7.99 for a monthly membership.
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 a.k.a. 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 PATROL will 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.