The DC Universe panel at New York Comic Con yielded another casting announcement for the upcoming Doom Patrol series. Just prior to the world premiere of Titans, series star Brendan Fraser announced that Matt Bomer will star in the series as Negative Man.
Bomer, perhaps best known for his roles in series like White Collar and American Horror Story, will provide voice work for the superhero Negative Man and play his civilian counterpart, Larry Trainor, in flashback scenes. Matthew Zuk will provide the physical performances for Negative Man.
Originally introduced in My Greatest Adventure #80 in 1963, Negative Man was created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. The character was originally a pilot for the United States Airforce whose flight in an experimental aircraft was sabotaged, causing him to pass through a cluster of radiation, irrevocably altering his physiology.
The latest incarnation of the character in comics has the power to fly, leach energy, phase through solid objects and control a being made of dark energy which he propels from his body. While Negative Man is in control of the being, his body is left behind in a semi-comatose state. Negative Man is a key member of the Doom Patrol.
Produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Doom Patrol is expected to debut next year on DC Universe.