DC’s upcoming Titans live-action series has expanded the ranks of its Doom Patrol with the casting Dwain Murphy as founding member Negative Man.
Introduced in 1963 in DC Comics’ My Greatest Adventure #80, the original Negative Man was Larry Trainor, a U.S. Air Force test pilot who was exposed to a radioactive field while flying an experimental jet. As a result, he’s imbued with a strange power that enables him to discharge energy from this body in the form of a shadowy silhouette referred to as the Negative Man, or the Negative Spirit, which can fly, pass through solid material, and cause objects to explode.
The official character description provided to Den of Geek suggests Titans will stick to that origin, right down to the bandages Trainor wraps himself in to protect those around him.
Murphy (Star Trek: Discovery, The Strain) joins a live-action Doom Patrol that so far includes Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, aka, The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl and Jake Michaels as Cliff “Robotman” Steele. The team will debut in the fifth episode of Titans, targeted to launch later this year on Warner Bros.’ new DC Comics-branded streaming platform.
Titans stars tar Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.
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