Recent casting breakdowns for the upcoming Titans live-action series hint at the addition of some major names from DC Comics lore, such as Roy Harper (Arsenal), Rita Farr (Elasti-Girl) and Angela Roth (Arella). However, a social-media exchange between DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Beast Boy actor Ryan Potter seems to go a step forward, suggesting the show could introduce the full Doom Patrol.
Potter thanked Johns on Twitter for taking the time to discuss Titans, targeted to premiere next year on Warner Bros.’ new DC-branded streaming platform. Johns replied with enthusiasm, but it’s his Doom Patrol namedrop that’s likely the biggest takeaway for fans.
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) November 9, 2017
Created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, the Doom Patrol debuted in 1963 in My Greatest Adventure #80. Unlike the Justice League, which was presented as a team of larger-than-life heroes, the Doom Patrol typically consisted of super-powered misfits whose strange abilities caused them to become social outcasts.
In addition to the Teen Titans, Beast Boy has also been a prominent member of the Doom Patrol, so Johns’ comments could simply be a nod to the character’s comic book history. However, it’s worth noting the aforementioned Elasti-Girl was a founding member of the Doom Patrol, alongside The Chief (Niles Caulder), Negative Man and Robotman. Beast Boy, aka Garfield Logan, was adopted by Elasti-Girl and her husband Steve Dayton, and later joined the team.
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.
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