On Tuesday it was announced that Brendan Fraser has joined the casts of two upcoming films, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Max Barbakow’s Brothers. Shortly after the news broke, fans took to social media to celebrate the so-called “Brenaissance”, a comeback of sorts for the actor who largely vanished from the public eye after reaching major success in the early 2000s. But while fans are ecstatic for the beloved actor to be getting renewed success, fans are celebrating what they feel started Fraser’s return to prominence: Doom Patrol.
Back in 2018, it was announced that Fraser had been cast as the voice of Cliff Steele/Robotman in then-DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, taking over the role from Jake Michaels who played the character when the team debuted on Titans. Doom Patrol has since made the jump to HBO Max and the series has two seasons in the books. A third is expected later this year and Fraser’s Robotman (as well as his work as a pre-Robotman Cliff) is a fan favorite.
And fans of the show want everyone to know that Fraser’s comeback started there. Fans have been vocal on social media sharing their praise for the show and Fraser’s work on it. Fans have a lot to say about just how great Fraser and Doom Patrol are.
As for Fraser’s newly-announced movie roles, in Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon which is based on the book of the same name by David Grann, Fraser is set to play lawyer WS Hamilton. The film, according to Deadline, is set in 1920s Oklahoma and will examine the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation. The other film, Brothers, is said to be a comedy but no other details are yet available.
But enough about those future roles. Let’s see what fans are saying about Fraser and Doom Patrol. Read on for some of our favorites and be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments.
The first two seasons of Doom Patrol are now streaming on HBO Max. Season 3 is expected to debut later this year.
A perfect metaphor
I could write an essay about how Brendan Fraser’s role as Robot Man in Doom Patrol is the perfect metaphor for his career in that it depicts a man who’s been discarded and kept in stasis for years who then finds his way out into the light of day and becomes a hero. pic.twitter.com/SAvBCkzyCg
— Virgo Blade (@tellmeulovememe) August 3, 2021
Have you seen him in Doom Patrol?
Have you seen him in Doom Patrol? Mad, fun, insane stuff. A GREAT show! I’ve always been a fan.
— David Evans *Now With Added Vaccine! (@Dalek_Dave) August 3, 2021
Y’all need to watch Doom Patrol
Me every time I see someone say “Brendan Fraser is back” knowing damn well that y’all haven’t been watching Doom Patrol. pic.twitter.com/uqAG4bBIH1
— Martin Luther Kang the Conqueror Jr #StopAsianHate (@UpToTASK) August 3, 2021
“Great little show”
A lot of people are happy that Brendan Fraser is finally back but the truth is that he’s been back since 2019 in this great little show called Doom Patrol on HBO MAX and he’s quietly delivering hilarious and heartwrenching performances there. So y’all better go watch quickly. pic.twitter.com/9yXop50HQh
— wassim’ˣ (@taylordspatrol) August 3, 2021
Jaw dropping performance
His performance in Doom Patrol (along with those of the rest of the cast, I might add) was completely jaw-dropping. He doesn’t get nearly enough credit as an actor.
— Chasing Myself (@Chasemyself) August 3, 2021
It all began with Doom Patrol
So endlessly delighted to see this comeback, and the fact that it all began from Doom Patrol.
Love this for him. Dude deserves it.
— Ritesh (@riteshwriter) August 3, 2021