Last week it was announced that DC Entertainment is working on a Teen Titans television pilot for cable channel TNT, which, as we’re all aware, knows drama. As a big fan of the cartoon line-up when I was… well, older than I was supposed to be and still watching cartoons, I thought we’d take the time to explore just who we’d like to see in a Teen Titan teen drama. Teen!
A note: for this fancast we stuck with the Cartoon Network version of the team. I know there are more young Justice League-type characters out and about in the DC universe (but let’s be vague about
Young Justice spoilers in the comments, because I JUST started watching it on Netflix), so if you’ve got any other suggestions, let loose!
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Robin (Nightwing): Logan Lerman
In looking up other fancasts on Tumblr and comic book forums in preparation for our own, I did not see a single person who cast anyone other than the
Percy Jackson lead as the Boy Wonder. Which, when you look at him, isn't surprising. Dude's got Dick Grayson all over his face...-son.
Beast Boy: Dylan O'Brien
Here are the only two things I know about Dylan O'Brien: Tumblr tells me that he plays one of the Stereks(?) on
Teen Wolf, and every time I see a picture of him I think, "That dude looks like Beast Boy." Thus, his presence on this list.
Starfire: Anna Akana
All right, I know the YouTube sensation is admittedly a weird choice. But when I think
Teen Titan's Starfire, I think of someone who's warm and happy and fantastic at helping other people understand their emotions, and Akana very good at delivering that in a lot of her videos. Plus, have you seen that one from 2012 where she calls herself a space princess? Like, c'mon. Plus she has enough range that she could play Blackfire, too, just like Hynden Walch (Starfire's voice actress) does.
Cyborg: Stephan James
This was an incredibly tough pick because a lot of us were really feeling Dayo Okeniyi from
The Hunger Games for Cyborg. But I went with James because he was in Degrassi: The Next Generation, and you need at least one alumnus from a teen drama in every other teen drama to keep the cycle of dramatic teens going.
Raven: Ksenia Solo
In addition to a small part in
Black Swan, this Latvian-Canadian actress also currently plays the goth best friend in Lost Girl, a show about a teenage succubus. So it's about time she got to play the horrific demon girl herself, I imagine.
Aqualad (Garth): Harry Shum, Jr.
Unless they bring in Kaldur'ahm instead (oh look, a part for Dayo Okeniyi!), the show's creators are going to have to work tirelessly to make Garth as cool as possible to offset the fact that his name is... well,
Garth. Enter Harry Shum Jr, moonwalking gracefully with his shirt open and a lightsaber in his hand. Perfect.
Speedy: Jake Abel
Abel played the foil to Lerman in the
Percy Jackson movies, so that whole East Coast/West Coast Teen Titan team leader rivalry can practically write itself!
Bumblebee: Imami Hakim
Remember the girl from
Everybody Hates Chris? She's an adult now, and judging from her Instagram, she kiiinda seems like the best person ever and I want to hang out with her all the time. Perfect for Bee.
Terra: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
What, you thought just because Rebecca's byline isn't on this article that you were safe from the Rock? No one is safe from the Rock. He is infinite and all-knowing, and also has a super crush on Beast Boy.
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