The Chief of the DC Universe Doom Patrol series has been found.
Timothy Dalton of James Bond, Penny Dreadful, and Doctor Who fame is playing The Chief in the live-action DC Comics adaptation that is due to come to DC Universe in 2019.
Bruno Bichir was announced as playing the role for his first appearance in Titans; we are curious if those scenes will be reshot, or if we will pretend that’s just a different universe, even though April Bowlby is Rita Farr in both versions. For a time, Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, X-Men: The Last Stand) was rumored as being in the running for the Chief role.
THR broke the news this afternoon. Here’s how they describe his character:
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.
The new cast gallery photos feature Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, and Anna Diop as Starfire. The photos were seen during the stream but here they are without tags! Enjoy!
(You can click on the photos in the slide show for a larger look.)
Tonight during the DC Daily live stream, it was announced that the DC Universe service will be premiering on “Batman Day” – Saturday, September 15. And if that’s not enough… we now have a premiere date for Titans Season 1!
The live-action Titans series for DC Universe will make its debut Friday, October 12 — just around the same time other DC shows like The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Arrow will be premiering their new seasons on The CW. It’s going to be a busy week!
The show will get a special preview at New York Comic-Con on October 3.
Titans will roll out with one episode per week, every Friday, and there are 12 episodes in Season 1. And, of course, if you subscribe to the DC Universe service, there will be the ability to read classic Teen Titans comic book runs. You can subscribe to DC Universe at DCUniverse.com.
Deadline is reporting that Brendan Fraser will be playing Robotman/Cliff Steele in the upcoming Doom Patrolseries for DC Universe.
Here’s how they describe the role:
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.
Jake Michaels was the actor cast to play Robotman in Titans; it will be interesting to see if the change in appearance will be explained or if it just won’t be tied together. April Bowlby who plays Rita Farr in Titans will be reprising her role for Doom Patrol.
Deadline notes that Brendan Fraser will provide the voice-over for Robotman and will appear in flashback scenes as Cliff Steele. The physical performance of Robotman on stage will be portrayed by Riley Shanahan.
After what feels like years of anticipation, the official trailer for the DC Universe original series Titans is here!
The trailer launch comes at the same time DC is having what we hear is an impressive DC Universe installation/display at the Comic-Con International in San Diego. Note the TV-MA warning – there’s an F-bomb and some serious violence within the trailer, but that’s only the start – check it out: Raven looks comics-perfect, Beast Boy is green, and Starfire is fiery! We can’t wait.
Brenton Thwaites plays Dick Grayson/Robin, and the series also stars Teagan Croft, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter and many others. Here’s how they describe it:
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
DC Universe is now open for registration at DCUniverse.com. It’s looking like it’s $74.99 for a year’s membership, which will include several original series, comics, and DC favorites; that may sound pricey but it averages to less than $7 per month — less than the cost of two comic books!
Those at the Comic-Con International in San Diego today spotted some big news – a Titans trailer is finally headed our way!
The trailer is set to drop Thursday, July 19 at 6AM PT. Yes, you read that right; so all of us journalists on the West Coast are going to be up early!
Also at the DC Universe installation have been official first looks at Dick Grayson, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy. No, we are assuming those aren’t the final costumes. You can see photos of both below.