Brendan Fraser Set To Play Robotman in DC's DOOM PATROL Series
Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) has joined the cast of DC Universe's live-action Doom Patrol series and he will take on the role of Cliff Steele a.k.a. Robotman.
Cliff Steele is a former race car driver who was in a crazy 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.
It's explained by Deadline, that Fraser will provide the voice for Robotman and will appear in flashback scenes as Cliff Steele. The physical performance of Robotman will be done by actor Riley Shanahan.
Fraser joins the previously cast Joivan Wade who will play Cyborg, Diane Guerrero will play Crazy Jane and April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl.
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 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.
Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver who will executive produce it alongside Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
The series received a 13-episode straight-to-series order and it will begin production this year for a 2019 premiere on DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is set to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.