Ryan Potter starred as Hiro Hamada in Disney's Big Hero 6 but now he's vying for a DC superhero role in a big way. Check out the choreographed fight scene he just posted to audition to play Ben Affleck's Robin.
Tim Drake is my favorite Robin. There. I said it. So I'm a bit partial to Potter aiming to play him alongside Affleck's Batman. Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman featured a Robin, the already deceased Jason Todd, and Dick Grayson has yet to make an appearance in the current universe.
Take a look at the brief choreographed fight Potter participated in to get Affleck's attention…
Potter is no stranger to martial arts, having studied them at a young age and having had a role on Nickelodeon's Supah Ninjas before Big Hero 6. In the Tim Drake concept fight, posted on the YouTube channel of Force Storm Ent., he uses Tim's signature bo staff and overall looks at ease in the role.
While he may just be a fan of the character and thinks he'd be a great Robin, the Japanese-American actor also took the time to present another case. Potter tweeted out the video yesterday writing, “Representation and Diversity. Now. Not later.”
While it seemed Affleck's Batman film was still a ways away, we just found out this past week that Joe Manganiello will star as Deathstroke, a character who's certainly had some run-ins with Tim and the Teen Titans. We don't know any of the details of that story but Tim could fold in quite nicely in my opinion.