DC Fans React to Brendan Fraser Joining 'Doom Patrol'
There was big news about DC Universe's upcoming Doom Patrol live-action series today. Looney [...]
There was big news about DC Universe's upcoming Doom Patrol live-action series today. Looney Tunes: Back in Action and George of the Jungle star Brendan Fraser was cast as the voice of Robotman in the series.
According to the report from Deadline, Fraser will take over the role from Jake Micheals who is playing the Robotman character on another DC Universe series, Titans, which feeds into Doom Patrol.
A former race car driver, Cliff Steele was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable, but his brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and now, Cliff lives on in a powerful robotic body. Kelsey Grammar is reportedly in talks to play Dr. Caulder.
Fraser will provide the voice for Robotman as well as appear in flashback scenes featuring Cliff Steele. For the physical part of the character, Riley Shanahan has been cast in the role and will provide the physical performance in a full-body costume.
The original Doom Patrol was created by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney in 1963. The team originally consisted of The Chief, Robotman, Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man. The title was recently relaunched as the flagship for DC's Young Animal imprint and, written by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way, the title has received critical acclaim and some commercial success.
For DC fans, though, the announcement of Fraser's casting is exciting news. The response on Twitter has been overwhelmingly positive, with some fans even noting that Fraser's role as the voice of Robotman is the primary reason they will be tuning in when the show debuts on the upcoming streaming service sometime in 2019. Others have remarked how happy they are simply to see Fraser join the DC family.
Titans will launch on the DC streaming service this fall. Next year will see Young Justice: Outsiders, Swamp Thing, the animated Harley Quinn series, and Doom Patrol.
Want to see how the internet is reacting to Fraser's casting as Robotman? Read on for more!
Not a drill
this is not a drill, BRENDAN FRASER HAS BEEN CAST AS ROBOT MAN IN DOOM PATROL— VO̷I̧͘D͢G̵AZ͡҉Ȩ̶R͜ (@teethshrine) August 22, 2018
THIS. IS. NOT. A. DRILL.
Doom Patrol is one of my favorite things ever and this is such perfect casting. I almost jumped out of my chair when I read this. He deserves something awesome after what he’s been through.— Brandon Streussnig (@BrndnStrssng) August 22, 2018
Brendan Fraser is in Doom Patrol nice! pic.twitter.com/ybn1OCQnRt— AB (@radicalbeatz) August 22, 2018
Brendan Fraser?? I went from “couldn’t care less” to “count me the fuck in” for #DoomPatrol— Leo Holman (@YukonCorns) August 22, 2018
Losing their mind
Sorry I got way too excited, :cleats throat: let’s try that again. Brendan “The Titan” Fraser has been cast in Doom Patrol and I’m losing my mind— Joshua Howe (@RealJoshHowe) August 22, 2018
Brenden Fraser playing Robotman is LIT i love the Doom Patrol and im way more excited for it than Titans— Jaytee (@JBelowHeaven) August 22, 2018
Brendan Fraser being casted as Robotman in Doom Patrol is enough for me to get @TheDCUniverse when it comes out. One of my favorite actors and that man deserves the best, gotdammit!!— brian (@TerraBull23) August 22, 2018
All caps is required here
FUUUUCKKKKK OMG I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THERE WAS GONNA BE A DOOM PATROL LIVE ACTION OMG OMGGGGGGGG https://t.co/SUkcUNx65o— daniela ?EPIPHANY? (@danf_uck) August 22, 2018
Sorry, The CW...
Brendan Fraser being in Doom Patrol just killed the DCCW for me. ?— DC Connections (@dc_connections) August 22, 2018
Just take all our money
Can we just take the time to share some support for this bloody legend landing the role of robot man. Doom patrol and DC nation is going to be x100 better and has my money now #Doompatrol pic.twitter.com/EdjP5UtEJa— Josh C (@MrMarooned) August 21, 2018