As Titans is currently in production, DC seems to be moving fast to cast a major character set to make a splash in Doom Patrol. Yes, Cyborg, recently seen in Justice League, is getting another live-action interpretation and now audition tapes have leaked.
Weeks ago, DC Comics announced their slate of shows debuting on their streaming service and some they’re currently developing. One of those being Doom Patrol, a spin-off from Titans based on the superhero team made up of metahuman misfits. The plan is for the show to introduce even more DC characters to the Titans universe, including Victor Stone aka Cyborg.
The folks at Omega Underground found the following audition tapes for Cyborg and transcribed them as well. Three actors can be seen reading a different scene out, with the first two being transcribed. The tapes reveal characters like Silas Stone (Victor’s father) and Tin Man will be interacting with him.
It should be noted that that the following language is pretty strong, so it may indicate a mature rating for the show on DC’s streaming service.
Cyborg – “Ask me how my day was? Dad”
Off-Screen Silas Stone – “What? This is foolishness let’s begin.”
Cyborg – “Why?! Nobody here but us. Nobody to see Doctor Silas Stone let his guard down just long enough to ask his son how his damn day was.”
Off-Screen Silas Stone -“What is it you think we do here?”
Cyborg – “Oh, I know what you do here. Me. All you do is me.”
Off-Screen Silas Stone -“That’s right. All I do here and all I think about is you. You are my every waking thought. My life’s purpose. But let’s chat about you hanging with your pals please?”
Cyborg – “Oh, you think I was hanging with my pals? Ok, which pals? My football pals? My academic decathlon pals? All my pals I’ve met since this! Who do you think I’m hanging with huh? Talking about what? At whose house? What movie we watching. Tell me one damn thing they’re gonna say to a freak like me that I can’t already see in their eyes? [Pause] I took a walk down by the landfill. It’s quiet there, nobody bothers me I guess I lost track of time. How is your day Dad?
Cyborg – “Help me out here? How is this a choose?”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele – “There’s always a choice.”
Cyborg – “Somebody abducts your boss. The man who saved your life and you save his.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele – “He’s not my boss”
Cyborg – “The Chief.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“You don’t know what you don’t know.”
Cyborg – “His name is literally The Chief. Wait, your sweet on that woman.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Eat me.”
Cyborg – “That woman down the hall with the kids. Robotman’s got a crush!”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Shut your fucking hole.”
Cyborg – “Woah, back up there fella. Back. Up. You know I can help you with all this.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Pass.”
Cyborg – “Get the party started.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Fuck me.”
Cyborg “You just said ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“I was talking about you asshole”
Cyborg – “Ok, so you got a handle on the whole single mom thing then.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Mhm”
Cyborg – “A lot of land mines there brother.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Ok, bugging out. Let’s save The Chief.”
Cyborg – “Oh now?!”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Now.”
Cyborg – “I don’t know Cliff. I’m feeling a little bit vulnerable.”
Off-Screen Cliff Steele -“Go.”
Cyborg – “After you Tin Man.”
The most telling thing about the scenes is that they seem to be going with a very comic-accurate characterization for Cyborg. He’s stern and direct, but also shows compassion and falls back to light humor in tough situations. Keep in mind that none of these actors may end up getting the role, but it’s a good example of what type personality DC is looking for.
Although he’ll be mainly appearing in the first season for Doom Patrol, the character will have the option to join Titans as a series regular. It’s being speculated he could end up making a cameo by the end of that show to set up Doom Patrol, but that depends on if they get an actor before production concludes.
Source: Vimeo via OmegaUnderground
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: 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. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.