Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) is set to take on the role of Garfield Logan, a.k.a. Beast Boy, in DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Titans show, and at the New York Comic Con, executive producer Geoff Johns has revealed this wasn’t the actor’s first brush with the world of DC.
Speaking at the Titans panel, Johns revealed that Potter sent in audition tapes for the role of Tim Drake (the third Robin after Dick Grayson and Jason Todd) back when Ben Affleck was still attached to write and direct The Batman.
The inclusion of Tim Drake is one of the first real pieces of info we’ve had regarding Affleck’s take on The Batman, although it was previously announced that Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke would have appeared as the villain.
Following Affleck’s exit from the director’s chair, Warner Bros. enlisted Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) to take over the reins, and with Reeves doing a page-one rewrite of the script it remains to be seen whether Tim Drake – or any other incarnation of Robin – will show up in the final film.
From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, TITANS is an all-new live-action drama series that follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. TITANS is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Titans sees Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) leading the cast as Dick Grayson, alongside Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Starfire, Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson (Smallville) as Hawk, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dove and Lindsey Gort (Lucifer) as Detective Amy Rohrbach. It is set to air on the new DC streaming service on October 12th.