Deadline is exclusively reporting that Brendan Fraser has signed up to provide the voice of Robotman in DC Universe’s upcoming live-action drama series Doom Patrol.
The series is being described as a reimagining of one of DC Comics most beloved group of outcast superheroes. The group includes Robotman, Negative man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, who are led by modern-day scientist Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief. The Doom Patrol members each suffered accidents that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatised and downtrodden, the members found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence…and to protect Earth from what they find. The Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered misfits who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
The Doom Patrol characters will be appearing first in the live-action series of Titans on the DC Universe, and the reports state that the Doom Patrol series will pick up after the events of Titans first season, with the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by 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.
Brendan Fraser (whose credits include The Mummy Trilogy, The Quiet American and recently Condor) will be playing the role of Cliff Steele, 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. The report states that Fraser will provide the voiceover for Robotman as well as flashback scenes as Cliff Steele, whilst Riley Shanahan has been cast to provide the physical performance of Robotman on stage in full body costume. It was reported back in February that Jake Michaels was cast in the role of Robotman for the upcoming Titans series.
Jeremy Carver will be writing the series based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. Carver will executive produce the series alongside Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions.