DC has revealed a first look image of Brendan Fraser as the superhero Robotman in the upcoming TV show Doom Patrol. The Doom Patrol is a group of heroes who became alienated from society after traumatic accidents left them scarred and with superpowers. The new TV series will take place after the events of Titans, where the team will be introduced in the first season.
The Doom Patrol has been around since the '60s, but the team has changed over the years, introducing new superheroes. That being said, Robotman had usually remained a part of the team. After DC announced Doom Patrol for their new streaming service, comic book fans were all wondering who would be cast as the misfit superheroes. April Bowlby will continue her Titans role as Elasti-Woman, as well as Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Jovian Wade as Cyborg, Timothy Dalton as The Chief, and most recently, Matt Bomer as Negative Man. While the Doom Patrol set photos revealed some of the heroes at the end of August, fans now have their first full look at Fraser's character.
Posted on the DCUTitans Twitter page, Fraser can be seen standing on stage at the Titans premiere at New York Comic Con. Behind him, fans were treated to a side by side comparison of the comic version of Robotman and Doom Patrol's version. The new version of Robotman seems to closely resemble the comic book form, including the character's iconic leather jacket. Take a look:
Besides Doom Patrol and the aforementioned Titans, DC also plans to release several other original shows on their streaming service. They are currently working on a Swamp Thing TV show, an animated Harley Quinn show, and the highly-anticipated third season of Young Justice. While Titans has been making the headlines recently, the first trailer for Harley Quinn was just released as well as a confirmed list of the voice cast members.
Needless to say, the launch of DC Universe has been a huge venture as well as a big win for DC fans. The service will not only bring fans new animated and live-action TV shows, but will be streaming several already-released movies, TV shows, and comics. Fans are surely excited to finally see a live-action version of the Doom Patrol team, as well as Fraser's return to a big acting role. More news about DC's slate of original content will surely be released this weekend as they reveal details at New York Comic Con.
Doom Patrol season 1 premieres on DC Universe in 2019.