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Timothy Dalton scores team leader role in Doom Patrol series…

September 6th, 2018 by Marc Comments

The Doom Patrol series on DC’s upcoming subscription service, DC Universe, is building a heck of a cast.

Joining Alan Tudyk as My Nobody (here), Joivan Wade as Cyborg, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Brendan Frazer as Robotman (here) in the show will be the brilliant Timothy Dalton as the man who guides the group, The Chief AKA Dr Niles Caulder.

Described as “Genius. Visionary. Accomplished. Eccentric. Maybe a little insane, the Chief is the wheelchair-bound scientist who traditionally leads the quirky band of heroes called the Doom Patrol. Caulder is, in a word, brilliant.”

Dalton has appeared in so many of our favourite shows and movies including James Bond, Doctor Who, Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful… the list goes on, so having him in the DC Universe in such a leading capacity has us all aquiver.

Dr. Caulder is a pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant, but controversial, Dr. Caulder will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need, including his collection of strange heroes known as The Doom Patrol.

In Grant Morrison’s comic run The Chief wanted to wipe out most of civilisation to start the world again and he was stopped and killed by the Doom Patrol, living on from that point as a cryogenically frozen head who still communicates with the team. The character, while essentially a good guy, the team are wary of him.

Will the series go this way? No way of knowing yet.

 

What we do know is we’re really, really excited for the new series…

DC Universe launches on September 15th, 2018

Source: DC

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….