'Titans': Audition Tapes Feature Asian Actors Vying for Beast Boy Role

The audition tapes feature some hopefuls, who are all men with Asian heritage, vying for the role of Beast Boy, a character which is described as a 'funny and charming' amateur thief.

AceShowbiz - "Titans" continues to build the cast, which includes Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson. A slew of audition tapes for the upcoming DC Comics' live-action take on Beast Boy have surfaced online.

Published by Omega Underground, the tapes feature some hopefuls, who are all men with Asian heritage, vying for the role of Beast Boy. The character breakdown for the role reads, "[JAX]Male, Mid-late teens, Open Ethnicity, Asian preferred."

The description continues, "Funny and charming, this amateur thief's humor hides his insecurities and past pain. Not the toughest kid on the streets, he's learned to survive in the world with his wit and quick-thinking… SERIES REGULAR."

Among the talents who are auditioning for the role are Nathan Policarpio, Oliver Adkins, Diego Josef, as well as Aussies Zach Heto and Louis Le. Everyone of them are relative newcomers except for Josef. He previously appeared on Amazon's "Goliath".

The tapes seemingly confirm reports that DC is looking an Asian actor for the role. Rumor has it, DC will announce the cast for Beast Boy in the upcoming weeks as the production is set to kick off soon.

As for the villain, "Titans" reportedly would bring in Acolyte, a villain featured in "Young Justice", as their first villain on the series. The character was previously described as a confident African-American male with age between 40-50 years old. The casting description continued, "The villain of our story. He is after Rachel and her powers, trying to kidnap her after he murders her mother."

Released as a part of a DC-branded digital service which will be launched in 2018, "Titans" is written by Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman, Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti and DC Films and comic icon Geoff Johns. Production is slated to kick off this month in Atlanta, Georgia. Its exact release date hasn't been announced, but "Titans" is set to arrive in 2018.

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