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.
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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.
The fifth episode of Titans is called “The Doom Patrol,” so chances are good he’ll be showing up around that time. Deadline’s post says the role will be returning.
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.
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