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DC casting: Matt Bomer is Doom Patrol's Negative Man; Kaley Cuoco voicing animated Harley Quinn; Rosie Perez joining Birds of Prey

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Oct 3, 2018

The DC Universe is certainly filled with more stars than usual tonight. During the world premiere screening of Warner Bros. Television's much-hyped action-drama Titans at New York Comic Con on Wednesday, Brendan Fraser and Kaley Cuoco made surprise appearances to announce some very exciting casting news.

First up, Doom Patrol's Fraser revealed that American Horror Story star Matt Bomer will be joining him in the show as Larry Trainor/Negative Man. Fraser is starring in the series as the voice of Robotman (and he will also portray Cliff Steele in flashback scenes.)

Doom Patrol Negative Man Matt Bomer

Negative Man (Credit: Warner Bros. / DC Comics)

Bomer will provide the voiceover performance for the character of Negative Man (Matthew Zuk will provide the physical performance of the character on set in costume) and appear as Trainor, also in flashbacks. If that wasn't enough, Bomer further surprised fans with a special video greeting from the Atlanta-based set, exclusively for those in attendance at NYCC.


Next up, Warner Bros. Animation has unveiled a first look at the upcoming animated Harley Quinn series with a special video created specifically for NYCC. Following the video, the new voice of Gotham’s criminal Queenpin Harley Quinn was revealed, as Kaley Cuoco took the stage.

A firm fan-favorite at any Comic Con for her role in The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco delighted fans with the news of her taking on the role of the madcap Ms. Quinn. Beyond voicing the role, Cuoco is also an executive producer on the series through her Yes, Norman Productions, serving alongside Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey.

Both Doom Patrol and the Harley Quinn animated series are scheduled for a 2019 premiere on the DC Universe streaming service.


Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez (Credit: Getty Images)

Elsewhere in the DC Universe tonight, it was revealed that actress Rosie Perez (White Men Can't Jump) is the latest star to join the Birds of Prey film, alongside Margot Robbie who is reprising her big-screen version of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.

According to The Hollywood ReporterPerez will play Renee Montoya. The lesbian character is a Gotham City police detective who went on to become the masked identity of the Question in the comic books. Warner Bros. has set a release date for the movie of Feb. 7, 2020.

Are you excited for these casting moves? Sound off in the comments below.


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