Alan Tudyk Joins DC’s ‘Doom Patrol’ As Villain Mr. Nobody
‘Firefly’ and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ star Alan Tudyk is planning on being a thorn in the side of the ‘Doom Patrol‘ as he takes the role of Eric Morden, aka Mr. Nobody, in the upcoming DC Universe series.
‘Doom Patrol’ is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast superheroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities – but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence – and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
According to Deadline who broke the news, Eric Morden got his powers after exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay, emerging as a living shadow able to drain the sanity of others as the enigmatic, and totally insane, Mr. Nobody.
Alan Tudyk starred as K-2SO in ‘Rogue One’, played Alpha in ‘Dollhouse’, and of course, played our beloved Wash in ‘Firefly’ and ‘Serenity’. He also played Van Wayne in the short-lived ‘Powerless‘, and created the hilarious web series ‘Con Man’ which he starred in with Nathan Fillion.
Tudyk joins the rest of the cast (so far) of ‘Doom Patrol’ which includes Joivan Wade (‘EastEnders’, ‘Doctor Who’) as Vic Stone, aka Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (‘The Mummy’ movies, ‘Trust’) as Cliff Steel/Robotman, April Bowlby (‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’) as Elasti-Girl and Diane Guerrero (‘Orange Is the New Black’, ‘Jane the Virgin’) as Crazy Jane.
We now know that DC Universe will launch in the US on September 15th, but we still don’t know what the plans for the streaming service are worldwide, including the UK… ‘Doom Patrol’ itself is not expected to appear until 2019, but some of the characters are going to show up in the ‘Titans’ series, which launches on October 12th.
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