Warner Bros.' Titans live-action series has cast Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. While DC comics characters have been thriving on The CW, DC is looking to expand their reach with their own streaming service. To make the new service more lucrative to subscribers, they are planning on launching it with exclusive pieces of DC programming. Titans will finally bring many of the Teen Titans group to live-action, and the show has been rounding out its cast over the last several weeks.
Throughout the casting of the team, one major role has remained unfilled - that of Garfield Logan aka. Beast Boy. The transforming youngling is a fan-favorite character, and audition tapes surfacing signaled that a decision would come soon. Now, it has been made official that a Big Hero 6 star has landed the part.
CBR revealed Warner Bros.' official announcement that Ryan Potter from Big Hero 6 will play Beast Boy in the live-action Titans series. Along with the casting of Gar, the studio also released a character description of the hero that sticks pretty close to his comic book roots:
As a child, Garfield “Gar” Logan contracted the lethal disease, Sakutia, while on an African expedition with his geneticist parents. Treated with an experimental drug, Gar survived but not without developing some bizarre side effects. Along with skin and hair turning permanently green, the wisecracking, fun-loving Beast Boy is able to reshape himself into any animal of any size he can imagine.
Potter's casting in Titans will finally grant him his wish of getting to play a live-action superhero. He previously campaigned to be cast as Robin in some capacity, but that was no longer a possibility within Titans once Brenton Thwaites was cast as Dick Grayson. Even though this isn't the role he may have dreamed of, it should be a good fit for Potter with the fun-loving nature of Gar. What remains to be seen it just how well Beast Boy's abilities will translate to the small screen in live-action form.
Potter doesn't only join Thwaites as members of the Titans, as most of the cast has already been found as well. It began with Teagan Croft being cast as Raven, then Anna Diop as Starfire, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach. No other heroes are expected to join the ensemble now, but we are still waiting on casting of the villainous Acolyte. Expect that role and a few other minor ones to be cast in the coming weeks, and then we will hopefully start to get official looks at these characters.
Titans arrives on DC’s digital streaming service sometime in 2018.