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Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 by Fred Topel
DC Universe’s second live-action show, Doom Patrol, arrives today. This superhero team consists of Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), Cyborg (Joivan Wade) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) and a farting donkey. So it’s not the Justice League. It’s not even the Suicide Squad.
During a Television Critics Assoiation panel for Doom Patrol, series creator Jeremy Carver confirmed appearances by Danny the Street, Celsius and other characters from the Grant Morrison run Doom Patrol. Flashbacks reveal more of the characters’ backstories, like how Larry Trainor was a closeted pilot before a crash made him Negative Man and Cliff Steele was an adulterous race car driver before Chief (Timothy Dalton) put his brain inside a robot.
Carver spoke with /Film after the TCA panel further about the cinematic look of the show, overlapping Cyborg characters, and more.
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Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane, and Cyborg — all wildly different superheroes that you wouldn’t expect to see teamed up. But in Doom Patrol, they become a team of misfit heroes whose superhuman abilities are both a blessing and a curse.
The latest DC Universe original series is getting positive notices from critics for being a wacky and weird departure from the serious tone plaguing many superhero shows, but the latest Doom Patrol trailer has a pretty dark tone to it. The extended trailer goes into each member’s tragic backstory, each of which only made them “stronger” and “stranger.”
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Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by Trey Mangum
Once DC Comics’ streaming service, DC Universe, announced that it was developing several live-action comic book adaptations, many were leery. However, the young upstart streamer defied the odds and delivered the polarizing Titans which, regardless of how you felt about the series, you had to admit that it wasn’t what we were expecting. Now, the DC Universe is tackling an adaptation of the story of the group that was once dubbed “The World’s Strangest Heroes.”
Doom Patrol is DC Universe’s second original live-action series following last year’s Titans. In an interesting move, DC decided to introduce the titular Doom Patrol, a group of heroes that aren’t the most well-known in comics lore, in Titans Season 1, and the group was positively received by fans and critics alike.
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