New fan art by BossLogic depicts Ryan Potter as Beast Boy on DC’s upcoming Titans TV series. A live-action TV show following the Teen Titans, DC Comics’ teenaged superhero team, was in development for some time at TNT, with Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman set to pen the pilot script. However, TNT decided not to proceed with the Teen Titans series, with the network’s Chief Creative Officer, Kevin Reilly, explaining they didn’t believe Goldsman’s script was quite right, especially in a TV market so saturated with superhero content. However, DC’s Geoff Johns promised they had plans for the Teen Titans project, and it eventually found a home, landing at DC’s own streaming service with the title of Titans.
In the months since it was announced, Johns has worked on the Titans script, with filming on the series set to begin sometime late in 2017, and DC aiming for a 2018 release date. Titans has also cast the main roster for its titular team – with the actors largely skewing older than teenagers, potentially indicating the reason DC dropped the ‘Teen’ from Teen Titans. The most recent actor to join the ranks of the superhero team is Ryan Potter as Beast Boy and new art shows fans what he may look like as Garfield Logan on the live-action DC TV series.
BossLogic, the digital artist known for creating works that imagine what various actors and actresses would look like in comic book movie/TV roles, has unveiled a new image – this time imagining what Potter could look like as Beast Boy. Take a look at the image below:
Potter, of course, is no stranger to comic book adaptations, having played Hiro in Disney’s animated feature based on Marvel’s Big Hero 6. Additionally, Potter has proved himself a DC fan as well, creating a video audition of himself for the role of Tim Drake in DC’s cinematic universe. While he may not have landed the role of Robin to Ben Affleck’s Batman, he’ll be playing one of the more popular members of the Teen Titans team. In fact, Beast Boy was the first team member confirmed by Johns after Titans was announced to be in development.
Potter will be joined in Titans by Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson aka Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r aka Starfire, and Teagan Croft as Raven, in addition to recurring guest stars Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall aka Hawk and Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger aka Dove – with Hawk and Dove potentially becoming series regulars or leading their own spinoff from Titans. Other cast members include Lindsey Gort, who will play Amy Rohrbach, a police detective and partner to Dick Grayson.
It remains to be seen what any of the Titans cast members will actually look like once they suit up in their official superhero suits – or if they’ll receive comic-accurate costumes at all. Certainly, BossLogic’s art provides an idea of Potter may look like in the makeup of Beast Boy – just as the artist’s renderings of Ritchson as Hawk and Thwaites and Nightwing did for Gar’s fellow team members – but it’s unclear how close this image will come to the character’s actual look in Titans. That being said, with Titans set to start filming in the next few months, it’s possible fans will get their first official look at the superhero team soon enough.
Titans arrives on DC’s digital streaming service sometime in 2018.
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