When Doom Patrol was first announced, Cyborg’s inclusion on the show was a bit confusing, given that Titans also existed on the same streaming service). After all, Cyborg had always been a member of the Teen Titans first and foremost. Nonetheless, Cyborg’s addition to Doom Patrol has been pretty great, but Joivan Wade is ready to interact with one character in particular in DC Universe's Titans.
Joivan Wade’s Cyborg has been through a lot throughout the first two seasons of Doom Patrol. He’s currently in the midst of dealing with past trauma and getting to know Roni Evers, a new character introduced in Season 2. However, Wade recently admitted that he’d love it if Cyborg, a.k.a. Victor Stone, and Titans’ Beast Boy joined forces. Here’s what Wade told ComicBook.com about his dream crossover:
Even down to how wacky this world is, and which presents characters, like Mr. Nobody, who gives Vic things to think about and opens that can of worms, would have never been the case if he was a part of the Titans. Saying that, I am a huge comic book fan, and Teen Titans fan, and I would love to see Vic be a part of that world also and just kind of get that relationship with Beast Boy. I think as a fan, one of my biggest things is seeing that relationship between Vic and Gar in the comics and the TV show is having now an opportunity with live action where we do have these characters exist and for us to get to see a live version of that is a big dream of mine.
It’s true. Vic and Gar do have an iconic friendship in the comics, and it would be pretty amazing if they finally got to interact. I imagine it would be a lot of fun, too, given their long history. Think of all the shenanigans they'd get up to and the fantastic friendship they might have!
Interestingly, some of Doom Patrol's characters were first introduced in the first season of Titans, months ahead of the series' own Season 1 premiere in February 2019. Beast Boy actually used to live with the Doom Patrol before he went off to join the Titans. However, the Doom Patrol show takes place in a separate continuity from Titans, which means Vic may know a Beast Boy, but not the one from Titans. That said, Joivan Wade says that a crossover could still happen. In his words:
I do pray that at the right time, whenever the powers that be believe that it should happen, hopefully it does, so fingers crossed. There are opportunities and there have been discussions about it. It's just waiting for the right time and waiting for the powers that be to press the buttons on it. Ryan [Potter], who plays Gar in Titans, he's a really good friend of mine. He was with me on Friday night, he went, 'Are you celebrating season two?' this last week, and just talking about wanting to see these two characters come together. They even drew reference to that in the takeover that I did on Twitter under the Doom Patrol account during the week. Yeah, I hope it happens, man. I'm in the fancy when it comes to that one. I share the same as you guys.
So Ryan Potter and Joivan Wade are friends in real life, too? This Titans and Doom Patrol crossover just writes itself at this point. I hope the writers, producers, and everyone at Warner Bros. "press the buttons" for this to happen. It would be a shame not to capitalize on such a historic friendship. For now, Cyborg is without his best buddy in Season 2 of Doom Patrol and we'll just have to wait and see what the future brings.