We’ve been begging DC to cast Matt Bomer as Nightwing for years. It seems DC enjoyed our input but decided to cast him in another project instead. He joined the Titans spinoff series Doom Patrol, as Negative Man. Bomer’s casting was announced Wednesday by Fraser at the Titans world premiere at New York Comic-Con. The actor surprised fans with a video greeting from the show’s Atlanta set.
Due in 2019, the live-action drama is based on the DC Comics title of the same name. The project revolves around superhero outcasts Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man, Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), who are led by modern-day mad scientists Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton) and Cyborg (Joivan Wade). Alan Tudyk stars as Mr. Nobody.
Bomer will take on the role of Negative Man, appearing as alter ego Larry Trainor in flashback scenes and providing the character’s voiceover. Matthew Zuk will take on the physical performance of the character on set in costume. He replaces Riley Shanahan, who was previously poised to provide the physical performance of Fraser’s Robotman.