THE DOOM PATROL
ELASTI-GIRL/RITA FARR: LAURA VANDERVOORT
Considering the origins of Beast Boy and the notion that the Wolfman & Perez story that involved the Doom Patrol was one of the best issues of the entire New Teen Titans series, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there’s buzz about the Doom Patrol showing up on Titans.
For the glamorous actress with size-changing powers known as Elasti-Girl (yes, The Incredibles “borrowed” her name), we suggest some superhero TV royalty: Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara aka Supergirl on The CW series Smallville. The Doom Patrol is, well, doomed, but at least it’d be fun to see her for a little bit.
ROBOTMAN/CLIFF STEELE: HENRY ROLLINS
While it’d be ideal to get Rollins’ face to track for the face of Robotman, we picked Henry Rollins because he’s done the voice of Robotman before in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. You can’t have the Doom Patrol without Robotman, after all, even if it’s for something brief.
VALENTINA VOSTOK/NEGATIVE WOMAN: BAR PALY
While it was Larry Trainor a.k.a. Negative Man who was originally part of the the Doom Patrol, there are way too many dudes on this list, so we’re going with the later version, Valentina Vostok a.k.a. Negative Woman, for our fantasy casting, and we’ve chosen Bar Paly who recently appeared on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Helen of Troy. She has also had a recurring role on NCIS: Los Angeles, and like Vostok, actually was Russian-born.
And, as we can see from the dress, she can pull off Negative Woman’s costume. 🙂
MENTO/STEVE DAYTON: TOM WELLING
This might be a little weird since Steve Dayton and Rita Farr were in a relationship, and Tom Welling and Laura Vandervoort played cousins on Smallville, but go with it: Since the Mento helmet and powers are mind-based, this is about as far from Superman as one can get. And who better for a role like this than the man who started this trend of comic book shows?
It’d also be interesting to see Tom playing a father figure opposite Gar (Beast Boy).
THE CHIEF: PRUITT TAYLOR VINCE
Heroes Reborn may have been a mess, but we’re borrowing someone from there again.
Pruitt Taylor Vince who has recently shown up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can do enigmatic which is exactly what the Doom Patrol’s answer to Charles Xavier, “The Chief,” happens to be. Plus, he’s got a cool beard… so there you go.