Brendan Fraser The Mummy Returns (Credit Universal Studios)

Casting: Brendan Fraser roboting in Doom Patrol; Michael Pena fathering in Dora the Explorer

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Aug 21, 2018

DC's Doom Patrol fills out its roster, while Dora the Explorer gains a father in our latest casting roundup

First, according to Deadline, Brendan Fraser has joined DC's live-action series Doom Patrol as Cliff Steele, aka Robotman. After a car accident renders Steele's body useless, his brain is transferred into a powerful robot body. Fraser will provide the voice for Robotman, as well as appear as Clint Steele in flashbacks. Riley Shanahan will be handling Robotman's physical performance in costume while on set. 

Beyond his Pauly Shore fare, Fraser starred as Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy that kicked off in the late 1990s and had an uncredited role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra back in 2009. He'll be joining previously announced cast members Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, and Joivan Wade as Cyborg.

The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. All 13 episodes will be available exclusively on DC's upcoming streaming service, DC Universe

Doom Patrol will start making the rounds sometime in 2019. 

(via Deadline)


Michael Pena

Credit: Getty Images

Over on the big screen, Ant-Man and the Wasp's Michael Pena has been cast as Dora's dad in the upcoming live-action Dora the Explorer adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Eva Longoria has already been cast as Dora's mother, and Transformers: The Last Knight co-star Isabela Moner will play the title character. Eugenio Derbez will be playing villain Alejandro Gutierrez, and Australian actress Madeleine Madden has been cast in an undisclosed role.

The movie is currently filming in Queensland, Australia.  Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin is helming a script by Nicholas Stoller and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel.

Dora the Explorer will find its way into theaters Aug. 2, 2019.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)