Just Jared recently tweeted out a photo from the set of Doom Patrol that shows a close up shot of Caulder aka Robotman. Although he won’t be inside the costume, actor Brendan Fraser will voice the character and appear in some flashback episodes as Cliff Steele shortly before his transformation.
Doom Patrol is set to premiere on the DC Universe streaming app sometime next year in 2019. However, before the show premieres, the characters will be appearing on the soon to be released Titans show on the same service for one episode.
As we get closer to the premiere date for these shows, you can expect more and more promotional materials to emerge and this tweet is but one example. Take a look at the picture of Robotman tweeted out below:
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) September 13, 2018
As you can see, the set photo offers a more bronze complexion for Robotman as opposed to the yellowish hue of his comic book counterpart. You can also see Robotman’s well-known leather jacket to accompany a glass eyed, ghostly look to the character’s eyes.
If you’re not familiar with the character of Robotman and the Doom Patrol, the short version would be that they are a group of characters who had their lives changed through a series of accidents that turned them into the characters we now know as Robotman, Elasti Girl, Negative Man, and Crazy Jane. These characters were brought together by a wheelchair bound man named The Chief, for the purposes of investigating strange occurrences and saving the world.
The characters were created by the team of Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani back in the 1963 (that’s just before the X-men debut if you’re keeping track). Here’s a quick show synopsis that should give you some insight into what you can expect:
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities—but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence—and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
We can also safely assume there will a trailer eventually that will feature just what the character will look like once he’s voiced by Frasier himself.
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