DC’s new small screen endeavor, Titans, might include Doom Patrol, a social media post by Geoff Johns suggests. Mining narrative inspiration from the Teen Titans comic books and hit animated series, the project is already taking shape with its principal cast of characters already announced, including Beast Boy, played by Ryan Potter. And fans might have just gotten a new morsel of information that will give them an inkling of what Garfield Logan’s character arc in the show will be.
The Doom Patrol – which debuted in a 1963 issue of My Greatest Adventure – has had several incarnations over the years, with members coming and going to battle unique villains such as the Brotherhood of Evil. At one point, Beast Boy was also a part of the aforementioned team. Including them in the new show makes sense with how pivotal they are to Beast Boy’s evolution into becoming a member of the Titans, giving him his first opportunity to really be a hero. And even after moving on to a new team, he still crossed paths with his old cohorts several times in the comics.
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The speculation is rooted in a recent Twitter conversation between Johns and Potter. Apparently, the two recently met and talked about the inner workings of developing Titans. During their conversation, the DC exec mentioned Doom Patrol, quickly piquing the interest of fans of the team. Check out their exchange below.
My pleasure! Loved talking all things #BeastBoy!! 🐾 Green tigers, Doom Patrol and Halo. We’re going to have a blast. 🐢🐍??🐊🐸 #Titans
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) November 9, 2017
If Titans opts to incorporate Doom Patrol the same way they played out in Beast Boy’s history on the pages of the comics, it seems like the show might be trying to establish its heroes backstory by giving fans a glimpse of their old lives before they come together and form their own superhero squad. Earlier this month, rumors of the Flying Graysons also making an appearance emerged online, hinting that Titans might use their tragic deaths to provide emotional depth to Brenton Thwaites’ Dick Grayson. Aside from Parker and Thwaites, Titans will also feature Teagan Croft as Raven, Anna Diop as Starfire, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.
No official release date for Titans but it is expected to roll-out sometime next year.
Source: Geoff Johns