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Robotman!! Elasti-Girl!! Negative Man!! Niles Caulder!! THE DOOM PATROL Headed To The Big Screen??

I am – Hercules!!

The Doom Patrol, DC’s freakish “X-Men”-like comic-book super-team - which rivals even the Justice Society and the Justice League in its ability to make Herc’s heart swell two sizes too large - could be coming to the movie screens.

Warner Bros. has hired somebody named Adam Turner to pen a screenplay.

But who would manifest the perfect miniskirted Rita “Elasti-Girl” Farr? Should Michelle Monaghan, Natalie Portman or Anne Hathaway be hired to crush autos with red boots the size of submarines??

Read Variety’s story on this matter here.

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  • July 20, 2006, 1 a.m. CST

    First, bitches!

    by Proman1984

    Suck it, whores!

  • July 20, 2006, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Don't judge me - you can tell I was pissed.

    by Proman1984

    Anyway, I'm getting tired of all the superhero flicks. I'd rather see a Lupin III or Tintin live action movie.

  • July 20, 2006, 1:03 a.m. CST

    no fair

    by tHEmOOG

    they get a movie but teen titans dont? someone's smokin crack

  • July 20, 2006, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Giantess lovers just get hard ons all over the world

    by Orionsangels


  • July 20, 2006, 1:20 a.m. CST

    I doubt Natalie Portman would do a role like that...

    by Orionsangels

    It's beneath her, get it? beneath her, elasti girl is tall and... ok i thought it was funny.

  • July 20, 2006, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern

    by EnlightenedOne

    fuck trying to capitalize on X-Men's success, not gonna happen stupid fucking suit who decided this was a good idea. The comic barely sells, and it was only ever great when Morrison was on it, focus on a franchise that has potential like Green Lantern.

  • July 20, 2006, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Eat it, Haters.....

    by Psynapse

    I'm with Herc, Doom Patrol has ALWAYS rocked.

  • July 20, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Watchmen. Fuck Doom Patrol.

    by Veraxus

    I want my goddamn Watchmen directed by Darren Aronofsky, goddammit. Now that The Fountain is done, there's no more excuses!

  • July 20, 2006, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Are They Even Gonna Try...

    by buster00 call Rita "Elasti-Girl"? Sure, DC owns the name (as far as I know), but people will accuse them of ripping off "The Incredibles." In any case, I sure didn't see a "Doom Patrol" movie comin'. Seems like there are other comics they should be translating for the big screen if this trend is going to continue.

  • July 20, 2006, 1:48 a.m. CST

    What about Beast Boy?

    by GermanCity

    Well? What about'm?

  • July 20, 2006, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Great news...

    by DarqueGuy

    Doom Patrol is one of my two "wanna see" comic book movies, along with the Question. Let's have William Atherton as the Chief, Bruce Campbell as Cliff Steele, Michelle Monaghan as Elasti-Girl, Sam Rockwell as Negative Man and Armin Shimmerman as General Immortus.

  • July 20, 2006, 1:55 a.m. CST

    They better fucking do Morrison's DP.

    by Bachalon

    We already saw them on the last season of "Teen Titans." They totally skimped on the Brain/Mallah pairing. And where was the Brotherhood of Dada? Fuck all this "classic" bullshit. SHAKE THINGS UP!

  • July 20, 2006, 1:57 a.m. CST

    WTF! Anne Hathaway??? u said Natalie Portman originally

    by Orionsangels

    bastard changed it on us. Anne Hathaway is gross! she's always bruised -

  • July 20, 2006, 2 a.m. CST

    Only an HBO miniseries would work

    by BrandLoyalist


  • July 20, 2006, 2:07 a.m. CST

    WTF is Michelle Monaghan? stop playing games bitch!

    by Orionsangels

    stick with your first choice! lol

  • July 20, 2006, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Second on HBO miniseries

    by IncompetentNinja

    In fact, I think the X-Men would have been better served in a high budget TV series as well. A 2 hour movie just doesn't have room to develope all the characters in a "team" based comic.

  • July 20, 2006, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Hulk to return to big Screen.

    by emeraldboy

    The Director of the Incredible Hulk is Louis Leterrier, whose film credits include Unleashed, Transporter and transporter 2, writer is Zak Penn, who wrote. In the movie they are bringing hulk back to his roots. This is good news for those who want an action hulk smashathon and bad news for those who hate Zak penn and want a interesting style of movie. this movie reeks of commerciality. Casting will begin soon....

  • July 20, 2006, 4:07 a.m. CST

    New Doom Patrol

    by sayanything9

    I would much prefer the new Doom Patrol series from a couple of years ago.A great comic and very funny (speaking of funny comics that should be turned into dilms, where the fuck is DEADPOOL)The only danger being that they turn it onto something along the lines of the FF movie

  • July 20, 2006, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Zak penn wrote

    by emeraldboy

    x-men the last stand. Now hes writing The Incredible Hulk 2 movie and he is a raving Marvel Fan. I suppose depends about where you stand. Some liked Ang lees movie and some didnt. Some want a smashathon and some dont.

  • July 20, 2006, 4:18 a.m. CST

    third on hbo miniseries

    by BOOOOOOOO!!Bs


  • July 20, 2006, 4:24 a.m. CST

    I Can't Wait!

    by Colierrannd

    I only hope it's a semi-period piece (instead of the upcoming Casino Royale abortion) and cast Anne Hathaway! No one would look as good as she in that outfit!

  • July 20, 2006, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Negative who? Big screen? No one told me...

    by Negative Man

    I best call my entertainment lawyer! The Chief actually took out copyrights on all our code names, that rolling bastard! He best give us a fair cut or else I'm making his cat bald!

  • July 20, 2006, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Ang Lees Hulk was the best comic adaptation

    by zekmoe

    I still can't believe it didn't win some awards. Years later, it still playes the best as a complete movie, and is the most comic like in feel.

  • July 20, 2006, 5:49 a.m. CST

    who cares? heath ledger is the joker!

    by satansteve

    dont believe me? go to latino review!

  • July 20, 2006, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Who will play...

    by The Cosh

    ... Danny the Street. Seriously, he's the best secret base ever.

  • July 20, 2006, 6:48 a.m. CST

    As long as they steer clear of...

    by RenoNevada2000

    John Byrne's abomination of a series. Really. What was everyone thinking there?

  • July 20, 2006, 6:57 a.m. CST

    to The guy dissing unreleased Casino Royale?

    by emeraldboy

    Do you know something the rest of us dont. Are you one of the I hate Craig brigade?

  • July 20, 2006, 7:44 a.m. CST

    satansteve, Thanx.

    by beastie

    Thanx for the tip.

  • July 20, 2006, 7:50 a.m. CST

    ONLY if...

    by Kid Z

    ... it's the surrealistic, Grant Morrison-in-his-drug addled-stage version from the early 0s! My only concern is who should play Flex Mentallo. Muscle Mystery Power!!!

  • July 20, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp would have been perfect for Rebis

    by SpyGuy

    Robotman needs to be CGI or physically performed by Doug Jones, but voiced by Bobby DeNiro or Ron Perlman. For Negative Man, I'm thinking Ben Browder from FARSCAPE, even though he really should be Green Lantern. And Elasti-Girl? I dunno, Kate Beckinsale? As for the Chief, it's too bad Sean Connery retired (at least, I think he retired), so how about William Petersen from CSI?

  • July 20, 2006, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by blackthought

    everything would be better as an hbo miniseries...even this talkback. they might as well add that to every news item dealing with comics..."but we all know it'd be better as an hbo miniseries or series"

  • July 20, 2006, 10:10 a.m. CST

    "will be produced by AKIVA GOLDSMAN"


    Doomed indeed.

  • July 20, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by Jar Jar 4 Prez

    Nobody has pointed out yet that it's actually the X-men that are a Doom Patrol-like super-team? I mean, Jesus, get it right Herc! It's funny that people think that you guys know jack shit.

  • July 20, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    "Grant Morrison-in-his-drug addled-stage"

    by Jar Jar 4 Prez

    Uh... stage?

  • July 20, 2006, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Leave Flex Mentallo the fuck alone.

    by Jar Jar 4 Prez

    It can't be done by Hollywood. We don't need the castrated version of Flex, we already have the comics.

  • July 20, 2006, 10:29 a.m. CST

    For some reason...

    by Childe Roland

    ...I think Doom Patrol could be adapted excellently to the big screen. It just doesn't seem steeped in the same nitpicky continuity baggage and giant expectations that its other DC counterparts (Batman and Superman, particularly) carry. I mean, continuity on the book itself is a mess anyway, so why not introduce these characters (I'd prefer the original lineup, but I'm not a stickler) as if they were just made up for the film and see what happens?

  • July 20, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Yeah, make this, don't bother with a JLA movie

    by modlight

    Everyone knows Robotman and Elastigirl. No one has ever heard of Batman, Superman, the Flash and Wonderwoman... wouldn't make a dime.

  • July 20, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Herc, staty the fuck away from here

    by Engineer_at_peac

    Get back in co-axial. You have no business anywhere else on the site, and do not deserve to be allowed anywhere else. Back in your fucking cage!

  • July 20, 2006, 11:31 a.m. CST

    The bigger news...

    by Spaz_Monkey

    ... is that Del Toro will be making "Deadman" into a movie! If there's anyone who'll get the mystical story of Boston Brand and Rama Kushna on screen the right way, it'll be G del T

  • July 20, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar (Dude, you need a better nom de guerre!)...

    by Kid Z

    ... Anyway, Grant's supposed to be on the wagon now... he's just a bizarre dude. But some'a that stuff from his druggy years was totally wacked! (Like Flight 19 being trapped inside a haunted fork, "the Men in Mauve," Danny the Street, Willoughby Kipling, the drunken Knight Templar mystic... etc.)

  • July 20, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Amen, Modlight

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Been saying it for years myself too.

  • July 20, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST

    del toro is producing...maybe directing

    by blackthought

    the deadman flick..that'd be kinda cool...who plays deadman?

  • July 20, 2006, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Only intersted in Morrison & Pollack's version

    by Subversive01057

    Where's Crazy Jane? Where's that menstruating ape-girl?

  • July 20, 2006, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by MondoGundark

    I'd rather see a full-blown (and better fleshed out) realization of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow's "Hard Boiled", or "Give Me Liberty".... or, or Mike Allred's "Madman".