• written by Jasper November 14, 2022

    Celebrating Thirteen Years Online!

    Hey everyone! Today is a very special day as Matt Bomer Fan celebrates its thirteenth year online! Thank you all for the support over the years. Major credits go to Kelly and Luciana for the massive work they have done on the site. Here’s to many more years of supporting our favorite Matt! As some sort of celebration, we finally have a whole new look, here on the main site and gallery. I know most, if not all, of you already got tired of the dark look. This new one features the gorgeous photoshoot that Matt did for Gio Journal. The colors are also different from the previous one, I think we’ve seen enough green, pink, and blue on the site for the past four years. I hope you all love it as much as I do! Of course, if you spot any error somewhere, don’t hesitate to let me know.

    Also, updates are finally coming to the gallery! First turn goes to Doom Patrol Season 3. I thought it would be best to get these uploaded before the new season starts. Matt didn’t physically appear much during the third season. I have added high-resolution screencaps from the three episodes he appeared in into our gallery! Yes, I’m testing out a new structure on the Television section, let me know your thoughts about it. I also got my hands on the Blu-ray extras, I’m going to work on them next. Lots more updates coming, so make sure you follow us on Twitter and our newly created Instagram (still empty, but I’ll keep it as a backup plan in case the chaos on Twitter doesn’t calm down).

    written by Jasper October 10, 2022

    ‘Doom Patrol’ Season 4 Teaser

    HBO Max has (finally) announced the premiere date of the new season of Doom Patrol! It will have it’s two-episode premiere on December 8th and new episodes drop weekly until January 5th. The catch is this season will be divided into two parts. The second one, also consisting of six episodes, will be released sometime next year. Check out the official teaser below!

    written by Jasper August 10, 2021

    ‘Doom Patrol’ Season 3 Teaser

    HBO Max has released the first teaser trailer for the much-awaited new season of Doom Patrol! It’s also confirmed that the show will return on September 23rd. Check out the teaser and synopsis below.

    Go through the looking glass with a super-powered gang of outcasts (including Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Joivan Wade as Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, and more). Last seen at a decrepit amusement park where Chief (Timothy Dalton) witnessed his metahuman daughter, Dorothy (Abigail Shapiro) engaged in a fiery face-off with “The Candlemaker,” an ancient evil deity who will stop at nothing to fulfill his world-ending destiny, join the #DoomPatrol for an action-packed third season.

    written by Jasper September 13, 2020

    ‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 3 on HBO Max

    Our favorite gang is officially coming back! Doom Patrol will be returning for a third season, this time exclusively to HBO Max. New episodes will no longer be available on the streaming service where it originally launched, DC Universe.

    THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The drama, starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby and Diane Guerrero, had a shared run on both HBO Max and DC Universe with its second season. The expansion to the larger platform helped further solidify the show as a breakout for Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series.

    “On behalf of the wonderful cast, writers and crew, we are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to return to Doom Manor. And we are especially thankful for our partners at Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, DC Universe and, of course, HBO Max,” showrunner Jeremy Carver said in a statement. The news was formally announced Saturday during the second day of WBTV’s virtual DC FanDome event.

    That Doom Patrol would become exclusive to HBO Max comes as little surprise as scripted originals have increasingly been moved off of DC Universe. “The original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max. Truthfully, that’s the best platform for that content,” DC’s Jim Lee told THR last month. “The amount of content you get, not just DC, but generally from WarnerMedia, is huge and it’s the best value proposition. … We feel that is the place for that.”

    Doom Patrol came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most-watched Max originals on the platform,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike.”

    written by Jasper August 02, 2020

    ‘Doom Patrol’ 2.08 ‘Dad Patrol’ Screencaps

    After seven episodes, we got to see OG Larry Trainor again, even for a short time. Well, it would be a shame not to see him in an episode focused on fatherhood, wouldn’t it? Check out screencaps in our gallery! This season originally consisted ten episodes, but due to the crisis, production got cut short and they weren’t able to finish the tenth episode in time. So don’t miss the season finale next week!

    written by Jasper July 02, 2020

    ‘Doom Patrol’ Season Premiere Screencaps

    Sorry for the delay on these, the new season of Doom Patrol premiered last week on HBO Max with its first three episodes. Matt still voices Larry Trainor, but he only made an appearance physically on the first episode. These first few episodes have been quite sad for Larry. Check out high-resolution screencaps in our gallery!

    written by Jasper June 27, 2020

    Matt Bomer on Playing a Gay Superhero

    As part of their Rainbow Crew interview series, Matt spoke with Digital Spy to discuss his heroic role in Doom Patrol. The first three episodes of the new season are available to stream now on HBO Max!

    Matt Bomer wasn’t planning to star in a superhero show. He had just finished up Boys in the Band on Broadway when DC approached him for the role of Larry Trainor. As Bomer puts it, “Doom Patrol came out of left field,” and that’s rather fitting given how wild this show actually is.

    Based on comics first written in 1963, the “World’s Strangest Heroes” are misfits in every sense of the word. Not only do their bizarre powers alienate them from the world at large, but the Doom Patrol franchise has always been an outlier too, often sidelined in favour of more ‘appealing’ outsiders like the X-Men.

    That’s starting to change now though thanks to the Doom Patrol TV show. Inspired by Grant Morrison’s relentlessly weird run from the late eighties, this new adaptation subverts superhero tropes by incorporating Dadaist elements of abstract surrealism… and that’s exactly what appealed to Bomer in the first place.

    “I think we’re living in an era of episodics where, you know, the more unique, the better! There’s so much content out there. So, I hope the show continues to get weirder and weirder.”

    Given what we’ve seen of season two so far, it’s safe to say that Bomer’s got his wish. Following on from all those carnivorous butts and the cockroach kisses of season one, new episodes include a super-powered ape-faced girl and Doctor Tyme, a disco-loving time traveller who wears a clock for a head.

    That’s a lot to absorb for even diehard comic-book fans, but as Bomer points out, these “bizarre, offbeat” stories are actually grounded in something far more universal:

    “As much as it’s a fun superhero show, Doom Patrol is really about the human condition, and the capacity for even the most marginalised amongst us to find our inner hero.”

    Watching Robotman contend with his shitty past or Rita struggle with her self-worth, it’s clear that each member of the team is deeply flawed in some way, much like we all are, and it’s this trauma which grounds Doom Patrol, transforming it into something truly special.

    You can read the full interview at Digital Spy!

    written by Jasper June 25, 2020

    Matt Bomer on Bringing Queer Representation to Prestige Superhero TV

    In light of the premiere of Doom Patrol, Matt spoke with ET Online to discuss the new season and bringing Larry Trainor to life.

    Known for his breakout role in White Collar, his Golden Globe–winning turn in The Normal Heart as well as the Magic Mike films, Matt Bomer is the first to admit that doing a superhero series wasn’t at the top of the list of what he wanted to do next in his career. But when it comes to Doom Patrol, the trippy DC Universe series returning for season 2 on HBO Max, he found himself attracted to the pathos imbued in the storytelling. “What I love about this show is that as much as it is prestige superhero television, it’s really about the human condition and the capacity for even the most marginalized among us to find their inner hero,” he tells ET.

    On the series, which was adapted for the screen by executive producer Jeremy Carver along with superhero savant Greg Berlanti, Bomer plays Larry Trainor, whom he describes as “one part Montgomery Clift, one part elephant man.” A closeted Air Force pilot who’s badly burned in a plane crash after he makes contact with a negative spirit, Trainor has managed to survive decades later thanks to the special bandages covering his body that prevent the spread of radioactivity emitting from his body. 

    Over the course of season 1, Trainor is haunted by his past as he tries to come to terms with his sexuality and relationship with fellow pilot John Bowers (Kyle Clements), whom he pushed away after the accident and never fully got over. 

    “I love working on Larry because it never felt — other than some of the bigger-budget action sequences or special effects sequences — it never felt like I was working on a superhero show,” Bomer says. “There was so much pathos and character-driven drama in those scenes that it felt like I was just getting to work on a really great well-written show. Especially those scenes with John.”

    The scenes the actor is referring to include some of the flashbacks with Trainor and Bowers in a motel room and later at a gay bar, where they both get to be themselves, even as Trainor is trying to figure out how to be completely comfortable in his own skin. 

    “Season 1 was so much about self-discovery and being able to finally come to terms with his own authenticity after 60 years of basically shutting down and diving into his past, and going from a man who had thought that he had to, in order to achieve what he wanted, cut off the most authentic part of himself,” Bomer says, explaining that journey then allowed Trainor to “ultimately find love and acceptance for himself and be able to come out to his crew.”

    Read the full interview at ET Online!

    written by Jasper June 13, 2020

    ‘Doom Patrol’ Season 2 Official Trailer

    Check out the full trailer for the new season of Doom Patrol, arriving on HBO Max June 25th! The first three episodes will be out on the premiere day, followed by a new weekly episode for the next six weeks. I hope everybody is as ready as we are! Matt will also be appearing (via video chat) on Live with Kelly and Ryan on June 16th to discuss the show.

    DC’s strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — are back again to save the world. That is, if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the members of the Doom Patrol now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.

    written by Jasper May 27, 2020

    Gallery Update: ‘Doom Patrol’ Season 1

    Hey guys! Apologies if I’m taking too long on the updates. HBO Max has officially launched today, so you can catch the entire first season of Doom Patrol on the new streaming service! The second season will also be available there as the new episodes will be released simultaneously with DC Universe.

    Anyhow, I have updated the gallery with promotional images, high-quality stills and high-resolution screencaps from the first season. I only included those of Matt’s appearances as Larry Trainor. Check them out, enjoy!


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