DOOM PATROL Actor Brendan Fraser Recalls Auditioning To Play SUPERMAN In The 2000s

DOOM PATROL Actor Brendan Fraser Recalls Auditioning To Play SUPERMAN In The 2000s

Brendan Fraser can currently be seen as Robotman on DC Universe's Doom Patrol series, but the actor actually auditioned to play a far more well-known DC Comics character back at the height of his career...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 04, 2019 07:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Doom Patrol
Did you know Brendan Fraser auditioned to play Superman back in the day?

During a new interview with SyFy, the Doom Patrol actor was asked if there was any truth to the rumor that he was in line to play Reed Richards in the first Fantastic Four movie, and while he denies that, he does mention that he auditioned to play The Man of Steel for Brett Ratner back when Superman: Flyby was still on Warner Bros.' slate.


"No. I auditioned for Superman [the film that would end up as Bryan Singer's Superman Returns]. I even wore the suit. It was cool, it was pretty cool. I mean, I didn't get the job. It went away. Brett Ratner was a bit 'woo hoo' in those days, and that's well documented. And that was a script J.J. Abrams wrote but it never got made. And it was freaking Shakespeare in space. It was so cool. It was worlds colliding and, it was really, really cool. But you know, I hear he's done well since then!"

We have no idea how close Fraser actually came to landing the role, but if he was asked to don the costume then one would assume the studio saw him as a pretty strong contender.

Do you guys think Brendan Fraser would have made a good Superman? Have you been enjoying his work on Doom Patrol? Drop us a comment down below.
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GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/4/2019, 7:16 AM
Dart
Dart - 3/4/2019, 7:22 AM
@BlackBeltJones - I feel very uncomfortable looking at that...

Manmarvel
Manmarvel - 3/4/2019, 7:19 AM
I could have seen this back in the day when he was being put in everything but what does he mean by "woo hoo"?
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 3/4/2019, 7:19 AM
My current dream casting.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/4/2019, 7:32 AM
Singer is a SLIMY SOB....but this scene is still a classic


Goosebumps when he flies through the wing.
Dart
Dart - 3/4/2019, 7:45 AM
@BlackBeltJones - aka the only good scene in the whole movie.

Superman Returns... that one was a harsh disappointment. Oh so harsh.
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 3/4/2019, 7:34 AM
He's a great Robotman, glad he's receiving so much praise and publicity for that.
OptimusGrime
OptimusGrime - 3/4/2019, 7:37 AM
@HeavyMetal4Life - Hell yeah! His voice acting for Robotman is absolutely frigging Killer! Just the subtle nuances and different inflections he provides are outstanding. Best part of the show for me - without a shadow. Brings top emotion as well.
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 3/4/2019, 7:39 AM
@OptimusGrime - exactly, he's nailed the character down to a T and keeps given one great performance after another with each episode.
blackandyellow
blackandyellow - 3/4/2019, 7:34 AM
Fraser looks like he is slowly turning into Bobcat Goldthwait.
MasterMix
MasterMix - 3/4/2019, 7:37 AM
I'm just glad he's working again.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 3/4/2019, 7:48 AM
They should release the audition pics or him in the suit just like they did with Nicolas Cage’s.
aflynn
aflynn - 3/4/2019, 8:15 AM
Couldn't have been ANY worse than Sleazy Cavill, I welcome that timeline.
Philvis
Philvis - 3/4/2019, 10:18 AM
@TheOscarPanther - Sleazy Cavill?
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 3/4/2019, 8:20 AM
Brendan was the shit growing up. If he was in a movie I’d more likely than not give it a watch👍🏻
Tony93
Tony93 - 3/4/2019, 10:12 AM
@regularmovieguy - first and second mummy still a couple of my fav films
Timerider84
Timerider84 - 3/4/2019, 10:26 AM
Who remembers him as Chazz from Airheads? I love watching him as Robotman, he's great.
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