As much as the fans of DC Universe’s ‘Titans‘ have been loving the series so far, many have been tuning in just so they could see the official introduction to ‘Doom Patrol‘! A new behind-the-scenes featurette shows how these characters were brought from their comic book origins to the small screen.
When talking about their introduction, Geoff Johns, who wrote the episode and is intimately involved with all things DC shared:
“Doom Patrol, all these characters we’re introducing, we get to be the first ones to present the live-action versions of these characters. It’s awesome. Even though the Doom Patrol are tragic and dark and strange, there’s a whimsical nature to them. And [Beast Boy] embodies that perfectly. He’s like the Eddie Munster of the group.”
You can check the behind-the-scenes featurette right here!
April Bowlby who plays Rita Farr also shared of her character that:
“She’s kind of the mother of the Doom Patrol. She becomes, like, protoplasm and she can’t contain herself, and she scares people because she’s just a mess.
We have Robotman, who’s like the father, kind of, figure, Frankenstein-ish.
We have Negative Man, who’s kind of like the fun uncle. And, also, the ‘godfather,’ which is the Chief.”
The team is vastly different from the one which we’ve seen forming so far by Nightwing as Bowlby explains:
“The characters in the Doom Patrol contrast the Titans heroes. We’re more of the misfits. We weren’t born with these powers, we were just normal human beings, just enjoying our lives, and then terrible things happened to us. Now we’re kind of freaks of nature.”
We know that the events in ‘Doom Patrol’ is slated to take place after the events of ‘Titans’ which will see Cyborg bringing the group together.
Are you excited to see more of the ‘Doom Patrol’ after having met them in ‘Titans’? What do you think of the behind-the-scenes featurette which we had a chance to watch? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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.
Source: Comic Book