Big Hero 6’s Ryan Potter Just Made a Tim Drake Concept Video For Ben Affleck

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 4:13PM
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Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 4:13PM
Big Hero 6’s Ryan Potter Just Made a Tim Drake Concept Video For Ben Affleck
This week, Big Hero 6 star Ryan Potter put up a few social media posts directed at Ben Affleck about his desire to be the next live action Robin. Now, he's taken his campaign to the next level by creating a Tim Drake concept video, where he previews what he could bring to the table as the next big screen Boy Wonder.

OK, so he's actually really impressive, and it's hard not to think that he'd make a good live action Tim Drake. The third boy wonder has found a special place in the hearts of many DC fans not only for the comic stories he stars in, but also for his role on the hit 90's cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series, and his prominence in Rocksteady's Arkham series of video games. And while I've personally been rooting for a live action Damian Wayne, Potter's determination and skill have officially won me over.

Of course, there's never been any official word that DC or Ben Affleck have been looking to cast a Robin for the upcoming solo Batman film. There was obviously some foreshadowing of a future Death in the Family or Under the Red Hood storyline with so many references to the death of second Robin Jason Todd, but there still hasn't been any indication that another Robin is coming into the fold.

That's not to say that DC doesn't have plans to bring in a new Robin though, and if they don't then they certainly should. Bringing the Boy Wonder into the picture would create a really interesting dynamic for Affleck's Batman, and Robin's wit and lightheartedness would aid in giving Batfleck more of that Batman: The Animated Series aesthetic that DC's obviously been trying to emulate in certain respects with their big screen adaptations.

In Tim Drake's comic book origins, he has to convince Batman to let him fight with him after the loss of Jason Todd has made Batman wary of taking on another young sidekick. It's kind of funny that Potter is also trying to convince Affleck to let him fight alongside him as well.  

So while internet campaigns may not be the most effective way to snag a role in a film, the charm Potter demonstrates by even making this video to begin with shows that he has that same Boy Wonder charm as Tim Drake himself. That and his obvious skill at martial arts would make him an interesting casting choice indeed. Either way, it's hard not to agree with Potter's concluding statement. Batman needs a Robin, even in the DCEU.
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