Bruno Bichir (Absentia) has been cast to lead the Doom Patrol in the upcoming DC streaming live action Titans TV series.
Bichir’s Chief is basically the Doom Patrol’s answer to Professor X. Here’s how his character is described, with a description coming from Deadline:
Bichir will play Dr. Niles (The Chief) Caulder, a pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant, but controversial, Dr. Caulder will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need, including his collection of strange heroes known as The Doom Patrol.
Titans is expected to hit later in 2018 and will star Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson (Robin/Nightwing), Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Anna Diop as Starfire, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, and many more. Hopefully we will have a start date soon.
The live-action Titans are going to be joined by another famous DC super-team on the series that is coming to the upcoming DC-branded streaming service.
DC’s Geoff Johns tweeted the cover page for the script for Episode 5 of Titans, which is called… “The Doom Patrol!” Johns is writer and Orphan Black director and co-creator John Fawcett is directing the episode. You can see the Tweet below.
Originally conceived at the same time as Marvel’s X-Men and with a similar outcast approach, the Doom Patrol has seen various iterations in the comics over the years, with the latest version coming from DC’s Young Animal imprint and currently crossing over with the Justice League in a story called “Milk Wars.” The character of Garfield Logan a.k.a. Beast Boy has long had ties to the Doom Patrol, and of course Beast Boy is part of this show as played by Ryan Potter.
Not content for us having different actors playing Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins, Arrow and Gotham, a casting breakdown posted by That Hashtag Show implies that yet another Ra’s actor may be on the way — for DC’s streaming Titans.
Here’s the breakdown so you can see it for yourself:
Male, 40s-50s, Middle Eastern, Latin, or East Indian. Seeking a young Richard Attenborough type. Fearless, manipulative, with unparalleled intelligence. Recurring guest star, seeking recognizable faces only.
Titans is coming to the still unnamed DC Comics-based streaming service which just announced a Metropolis series. Also on the service will be a third season of Young Justice, titled Young Justice: Outsiders.
No details about his character are available at this time, but Deadline is reporting that Castle actor Seamus Dever will be appearing on Titans in a recurring role.
It’s possible that Dever is playing Raven’s father Trigon who the Titans Podcast suspects will be coming to the series — the timeline certainly would match. Though, it would also be interesting if he were to play a very different kind of Slade Wilson, wouldn’t it be?
Hopefully we’ll have more news soon.
Titans, a live-action take on the classic Teen Titans characters from DC Comics, will be coming to a DC-branded streaming service in 2018.
A villain that was seen on The CW series Arrow may be in the first episode of the upcoming live-action Titans series, seemingly confirming that the show will take place in a totally different universe.
The IMDb page for Titans lists actor Mark Antony Krupa (Rogue) as playing Konstantin Kovar. First appearing in DC Comics with Teen Titans #18 back in 1968 and created by Marv Wolfman and the late Len Wein, Kovar is the father of the Titans-affiliated character Leonid Kovar who was eventually known as Red Star. Could this mean that Red Star might show up on the series as well? Maybe!
Konstantin Kovar was a major figure in the Arrow Season 5 flashbacks where he was played by Dolph Lundgren.
Do note that this casting is not yet officially confirmed by the studio; we have reached out and hopefully we will get confirmation soon.
In addition to the Kovar casting, it looks like Titans has found their villain, the Acolyte. Jarreth Merz (MacGyver, Six, Ben-Hur, ER) is listed as playing the role. The recent Twitter follows from Mr. Merz include Titans’ Brenton Thwaites which could lead credence to the accuracy of this casting.
And the official victor for most clickbait-y of clickbait headlines goes to… that one up above.
Even if it’s only true on a technicality.
Comic Con News has uncovered evidence that points to the notion that Twin Peaks’ Sherilyn Fenn has signed on for an undisclosed role in the upcoming Titans show for the DC Comics streaming service. The site noted that Fenn had retweeted the first photo of Brenton Thwaites as Robin; more telling is that the actress, who was recently filming in Toronto, tweeted a photo of herself that appears to be with Teagan Croft (Raven) on Wednesday. There was also another photo of the two on Instagram.
Perhaps she is playing Raven’s mom? And is Raven’s mother a nurse, as Fenn has posted some pictures in scrubs recently?
(Also, sadly, if that is Croft, she still has blonde hair – we really hoped they’d darken it for the show.)
So what does this have to do with Harley Quinn?
Fenn played Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the pilot episode of the WB’s Birds of Prey, becoming more and more manic like the “Harley” we all know and love as the pilot went on. Sadly, Fenn didn’t stay with the project as it went to series, so she was replaced by Mia Sara.
So… no, Harley Quinn is not going to be on Titans… yet… but at least an actress that played her seems to be coming on.
No confirmation has come yet from the studio, but if this pans out, it’s very exciting news indeed!
DC’s upcoming Titans series for their still unnamed streaming service may be getting a Wonder-ful addition.
That Hashtag Show has gotten a hold of yet another casting breakdown, and this one is for a character that… sounds very much like a certain Titans mainstay — specifically, Donna Troy, a.k.a. Wonder Girl.
Here’s the breakdown:
[RUTH GIBBS] Female, 20s, Caucasian or Latina or Middle Eastern, or ethnically ambiguous. Confident and kick ass. Educated. RECURRING GUEST STAR THIS SEASON WITH AN OPTION FOR SERIES REGULAR NEXT SEASON.
“Ruth Gibbs” is clearly an alias, as many other casting notices for this series have had. The notion that there’s an option to become a series regular tells us that this is an important figure in Titans lore — and there are very few as important as Donna, at least when it comes to characters not already announced for the show and/or appearing in movies or the Arrowverse.
Titans will launch with the DC Comics streaming service in 2018.