Big Hero 6 hits Blu-ray this Tuesday. I had a chance to interview Ryan Potter ( Hiro ) this week and asked him a few questions about the Blu-ray and if he would be interested in playing Spider-Man for Disney. What’s interesting is that he seems to be eyeing the role of Dick Grayson on Teen Titans.
The entire interview will be up soon but here’s what he said about a possible future live action superhero roles.
Louis Love (Luis Lecca): Big Hero 6 is an animated superhero movie. Would you be willing to play Spider-Man now that Disney is in on it?
Ryan Potter: Absolutely! You know someone started a Twitter feed saying “Ryan Potter would be perfect for Spider-Man,” I was like OH! – We know how it went over with Donald Glover (Laughs.) Let’s not start this! So you know, I definitely think there is more room for Asian American Superheroes. Chadwick Boseman being cast as Black Panther is an absolute perfect fit. Seeing what a big success Big Hero 6 was I think there’s room for diversity in the Superhero world. I would love to see Genesis Rodriguez play a female Hawkeye or Jamie Chung play Nightwing. People wanna see a true interpretation of comics, but are also open to new ideas. You know Teen Titans is being cast right now and seeing an Asian American Dick Grayson will be phenomenal. Not necessarily myself but maybe Booboo Stewart, Brandon Soo Hoo, or another Asian American would be great!
Personally, I think Ryan Potter would make a perfect Spider-Man or Dick Grayson. He has the look, he’s a great and likable actor, and he knows martial arts. What more do you need?
What are your thoughts?