‘Doom Patrol’: Matt Bomer Cast as Negative Man in DC Universe Series

“White Collar” star joins cast that already includes Brendan Fraser and Diane Guerrero

Matt Bomer
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DC fans were treated to a surprise before the world premiere of “Titans” at New York Comic-Con on Wednesday night.

Before the screening of the new DC Universe series, “Doom Patrol” star Brendan Fraser told the audience that Matt Bomer is joining the cast as the voice of Negative Man, portraying Larry Trainor in flashback scenes. Bomer then appeared on screen from the Atlanta-based “Doom Patrol” set to say hi.

Matthew Zuk will portray the physical performance of Negative Man in costume.

Bomer joins Fraser — who will voice the role of Robotman and portray Cliff Steele in flashback scenes — in addition to Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.

Per the official description from studio Warner Bros TV, “Doom Patrol” is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together, these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC Universe.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Jeremy Carver, along with Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter.

“Doom Patrol” joins several other scripted series coming to the new DC Universe platform next year, including “Stargirl,” which was announced at San Diego Comic-Con, a live-action “Swamp Thing” series, a revival of the Cartoon Network series “Young Justice,” the live-action Lois Lane-Lex Luthor series “Metropolis,” and an animated Harley Quinn series.