Brendan Fraser is open to rejoining the DC Universe

After the cancellation of Doom Patrol and the Batgirl movie, Brendan Fraser says that he’s still open to rejoining the DC Universe.

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After Warner Bros. scrapped the Batgirl movie and cancelled Doom Patrol, you could forgive Brendan Fraser for wanting to step away from the DC Universe, but the actor doesn’t necessarily want to leave the franchise behind.

When asked about potentially returning to the DC Universe, Brendan Fraser told Variety, “Maybe. Everything’s contingent on what it’s about, the role. The job’s not easy to do, no matter who’s producing it. I just finished up with Doom Patrol, which is also a DC property. That’s a unique cast and conceit, and I loved that Riley Shanahan, an actor who wore all the gear and I would just do the voice. I could do my job in my long johns and no one would know because I was in a recording studio, so it was the best day job ever. Apart from that, I’m open to it.” 

Brendan Fraser played Ted Carson/Firefly in the Batgirl movie, with the character shown to be a disgruntled veteran who becomes a sociopathic pyromaniac. Beyond a few leaked photos from the set, we never really got to see Fraser in action as the villain, and the actor said the movie’s fate was tragic. “It doesn’t engender trust among filmmakers and the studio,” Fraser said. “Leslie Grace was fantastic. She’s a dynamo — just a spot-on performer. Everything we shot was real and exciting and just the antithesis of doing a straightforward digital, all-green-screen thing. They ran firetrucks around downtown Glasgow at 3 in the morning, and they had flamethrowers. It was a big-budget movie, but one that was just stripped down to the essentials.”

In Doom Patrol, Brendan Fraser played Cliff Steele/Robotman, a former NASCAR driver whose brain was transplanted into a robotic body after a horrific car crash. Fraser primarily supplied the voice for the character while Riley Shanahan wore the suit, but he did appear in the flesh from time to time. Although the series has been cancelled, fans still have the last half of the fourth season to look forward to. The producers were said to be aware that the series could be cancelled, so they wrote a proper ending that will hopefully provide a satisfying conclusion for the characters. Fingers crossed.

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Source: Variety

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