Deadline reports that Big Hero 6 star Ryan Potter has landed the role of Garfield “Gar” Logan (a.k.a. Beast Boy) in Titans, the upcoming live-action series that’s set to premiere on DC’s new streaming service in 2018.
The show’s version of Beast Boy is described as follows:
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 joins a cast that also includes Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach, Alan Ritchson as Hawk and Minka Kelly as Dove.
Titans follows a group of young superheroes from all over the DC Universe as Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless team known as the Titans. The series was written by DC creative chief officer Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti. The Machinist helmer Brad Anderson is directing the pilot.
The series is set to premiere its 13-episode first season next year. Stay tuned for more news on Titans as we learn it.
6 Times The Justice League Came Up Short
The Justice League is comprised of the best and brightest heroes the DC Universe has to offer. When you’ve got Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman all on one team, it’s a hard combination to beat. Despite their combined strength, the Justice League has been taken down quite a few times in their long history.
Over the years, the League has faced all kinds of threats, ranging from a grief-stricken Black Adam on a rampage to an invasion of White Martians. Usually the Justice Leauge is able to overcome these threats, but sometimes they don’t have what it takes to stop evil. Of course, these are comic books and things usually shift back towards the light side in time, but that doesn’t mean darkness can’t win, at least temporarily.
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