DCU is going through a lot of changes gearing the universe towards James Gunn and Peter Safran’s 10-year vision. There will be an overhaul of new movies and stories along with some prominent changes like the addition of Snyderverse Justice League heroes in DCEU.
Many projects have been scrapped to keep the DCU in line with Gunn’s vision, some of the biggest hits were Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 getting canceled and the exit if Henry Cavill as Superman. The news is followed by Gal Gadot reaffirming her commitment to the character, telling her fans that she “can’t wait to share her next chapter”. Among these massive changes, Doom Patrol will also come to an end with Season 4 being its last.
Doom Patrol cannot run indefinitely, says James Gunn
The new head of DCU takes on Twitter to address wounded fans and to ddefend the canceling of Doom Patrol. The show was released in 2019 and has had three successful seasons to date, a major reason behind its success is its quirky take on superheroes.
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Doom Patrol gives us a world where superheroes are not perfect people but have done really bad things in the past. They are however faced with situations that make them choose others over them.
An official statement declaring the end of season four was released followed by massive slander toward Gunn and his vision for DC. Finally James Gunn took to Twitter to clear some of the confusion and also take a dig at Marvel.
The decision to end the series precedes us. But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows. https://t.co/jdqDc9TqU1
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 26, 2023
James Gunn and Safran have recently been bought on as the Heads of DC. Gunn tried to say that it was those preceding him that made the decision, and he is merely executing those decisions. Gunn also took the opportunity to thank the cast and crew and wish them the very best.
Chris J. Davis asked “Right… but if you are now in charge, presumably you could have worked Doom Patrol at least, into the new direction you are going. It is one of the most interesting, well done shows from DC in forever.”
To which Gunn replied, “Because we produce TV shows; we don’t program streamers or networks. We can’t snap our fingers and make any show run indefinitely.”
Because we produce TV shows; we don’t program streamers or networks. We can’t snap our fingers and make any show run indefinitely.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 26, 2023
Twitter did not take any of it. Fans of Doom Patrol pointed out that since Gunn is the new head he could have reversed the decision and continued to work on the show. However, James Gunn is adamant and explains that TV and streaming does not work similarly.
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Jeremy Carver pens down an emotional note as Doom Patrol comes to an end
Doom Patrol joins the league of show who have suffered the same fate as The Flash and Stargirl. The show is developed by Jeremy Carver, and he addressed the recent events in an official statement.
“To our wonderfully supportive partners at HBO Max, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, and DC Studios, thank you for indulging us these past four seasons. Also, what were you smoking? To our brilliant cast, indomitable crew, fearless writing staff and, most of all, to our beautiful fans: thank you all the more. You made this a once-in-a-lifetime ride.”
The cast consists of Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis/Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman, Oscar nominee Brendan Fraser as Robotman/Cliff Steele, Matt Bomer as Negative Man aka Larry Trainor, Joivan Wade as Cyborg aka Victor Stone, and Michelle Gomez as former super-villain Madame Rouge aka Laura de Mille.
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With the end of Doom Patrol, we will not be seeing any of these actors in DC, probably specially Brendan Fraser who made a comeback with Doom Patrol. But the end of the show might push him back in the shadows. Currently no release date for Season 4, part 2 has been set by the streamer. The first two episodes of Season four have already been released on December 8 2022.
Doom Patrol is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.