Warner Bros.’ new subscription streaming service, DC Universe, has gotten a lot of attention lately, if only because people are still unsure what to make of it. While we’ve seen a trailer for the upcoming Titans, based off the Teen Titans and featuring heroes like Robin and Beast Boy, another addition to the platform will be Doom Patrol. Centering on a team of super-powered misfits (think X-Men only more bizarre), the group of heroes battled foes too wacky for mainstream characters.
Already several casting announcements for the show have been made, but a new, and somewhat surprising one, was made today. It looks like Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg will be joining Doom Patrol. With Cyborg to be played by actor Joivan Wade, the inclusion of the superhero is an interesting one. Firstly, it’s pretty divergent from the comic book source material, and secondly, the team already has Robotman. Two machine-themed heroes feel like overkill.
Be that as it may, the official description of Cyborg’s role in Doom Patrol reads as follows: “Vic Stone is the charming and sarcastic half-human, half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age.”
Sources also indicate that Cyborg will be the hero who rallies the Doom Patrol together to become heroes. With Cyborg known for his role in the Teen Titans, could be this setting the stage for a Doom Patrol/Titans crossover? Probably.
While there’s no word yet on when Doom Patrol will debut, the DC Universe streaming service is set to come out this fall sometime. That means the show might be coming out in 2019; DC Universe has already ordered 13 episodes of Doom Patrol.