Upcoming “Titans” TV Series Casts Ryan Potter as Beast Boy

Ryan Potter (left) and Beast Boy (right). (Photo credit: IMDB / DC Comics)

2018’s planned Titans TV show has it’s Beast Boy — and it’s Big Hero 6‘s Ryan Potter.

For several weeks, a casting notice (after the jump) had circulated among Asian American acting circles suggesting that Titans show runners were seeking an Asian American actor for the role of series regular “Jax”, described as a 13-15 year old Asian male. The character is described as “funny, self-deprecating, and charming” leading fans to suspect that the role was for the team’s Beast Boy.

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Daniel Dae Kim in Talks to Join “Hellboy” Cast as Major Ben Daimio

Daniel Dae Kim

Variety reports today that actor Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-OLost) is in talks to join the upcoming Hellboy reboot as Major Ben Daimio, a role vacated by actor Ed Skrein (The Transporter: RefueledDeadpool) following online controversy over whitewashing. The character of Major Ben Daimio is Japanese American. Skrein is not Asian American, whereas Kim is Asian American (but not Japanese American).

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Daniel Henney Joins Main Cast of “Criminal Minds” in Season 13 Premiere

“Wheels Up” — Coverage of the CBS series CRIMINAL MINDS, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Daniel Henney (Special Agent Matt Simmons), Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia). (Photo credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS
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Although Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders was canceled earlier this year after two seasons, fans of the Criminal Minds franchise need not despair about losing their fix of Special Agent Matthew Simmons any time soon.

In breaking entertainment news reported earlier this month, CBS revealed that hunky and all-round-awesome-guy Daniel Henney (Big Hero 6) will join the cast of the long-running main Criminal Minds series in the show’s season 13 opener, reprising his role as Simmons.

You can read my exclusive interview with actor Daniel Henney from when Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders debuted in 2016.

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Designated Survivor Recap: Season 1, Episode 10, ‘The Oath’

Something terrible is about to happen to the fictional president. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
Something terrible is about to happen to the fictional president. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

If I ever have to deal with an assassination attempt moments after uncovering major threats to American democracy, I can only hope to deal with it all as competently as Maggie Q’s Hannah Wells.

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‘Designated Survivor’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 9, ‘The Blueprint’

Things continue to get complicated inside the Kirkman White House. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ian Watson)
Things continue to get complicated inside the Kirkman White House. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ian Watson)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Wait, the fictional Congress in Designated Survivor has 162 registered independents?

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