Big Hero 6 actor Ryan Potter is absolutely jonesing to play the Tim Drake version of Robin in Ben Affleck’s upcoming solo Batman film. He wants it so bad that he choreographed a brief, but action-filled short film demonstrating his martial arts fighting skills. And when I say he ain’t bad, I ain’t kidding. If Robin is going to be in the movie at all, Ben Affleck is going to have to take not only a serious approach, but a badass one as well if he wants audiences and fans to take the character seriously. In my opinion, Potter’s got the skills and the chops to pull it off.
But this isn’t the first time that Potter’s expressed interest in portraying the character of Robin. In a previous interview with 411Mania, Potter plainly expressed his desire to play Robin:
“That would be super cool to be able to play that. To see a different version- see an Asian-American Robin. Why not? Or maybe in a couple of years see a Nightwing. But I don’t know. There really aren’t a lot of real Asian superheroes.”
After the fight sequence has played out, Potter looks directly into the camera and asks Affleck to consider him for the role of Robin. He exclaims:
“Hey Ben, like Tim said, Batman needs a Robin.”
They haven’t portrayed the character of Robin on the big screen like this before. And if they do it right(please Ben, do it right)it could be absolutely amazing! Watch the video below and let us know what you think about Potter’s chances.
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