The Mummy’s Brendan Fraser Just Cast In Lead Role In DC’s Doom Patrol

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - August 21, 2018

It looks like Brendan Frasier’s back in the limelight.

Frasier was pretty popular back in the early 200’s for playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy Trilogy, a series of horror-adventure films produced by Universal. However, after Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008, Brendan took a hiatus from acting in films, taking on supporting roles in television shows like Texas Rising and The Affair.

Now, it looks like Frasier’s taking on a bigger role, this time as the lead of the DC Universe’s upcoming series, Doom Patrol. Deadline has a new exclusive on Doom Patrol’s casting, and according to the publication, Fraser has just been cast as Robotman (Cliff Steele), one of the series’ lead characters.

For those who aren’t familiar with the name, Doom Patrol is the title of a superhero team from DC Comics, first appearing in the 1963 My Greatest Adventure #80. The team has had multiple incarnations over the years, but the original team had Robotman,  The Chief (Niles Caulder), Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr) and Negative Man (Larry Trainor) as its members.

Steele, a former race car driver, gets turned into a robot by Dr. Niles Caulder after getting into a terrible accident that leaves his body inhabitable. Not only will Fraser voice the character in the series, but he’ll also directly appear as Cliff Steele in flashback scenes.

The Doom Patrol doesn’t have a release date yet but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.

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