Titans served as DC Universe’s flagship show, introducing iconic characters such as Dick Grayson, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven. The show had its fair share of ups and downs throughout its two-season run, but it ultimately gained a dedicated fanbase.
Given that, the show has been renewed for a third season, but the ongoing health crisis has delayed the planned production. Still, the anticipation is high for Titans since the finale of the second season finally showed the complete team ready for a whole new mission while also hinting at the next chief villain.
Information about the third season of Titans has been scarce due to the production delay and the recent development about the DC Universe streaming platform, but the show’s presence during DC FanDome has changed that.
During the show's DC FanDome panel, as reported by IGN, it was revealed that Titans will head to Gotham and the team will encounter a plethora of characters from the Batman mythology such as Scarecrow and Barbara Gordon. Not only that, Curran Walters will finally become Red Hood for the upcoming season.
On top of that, the rivalry between Starfire and her sister, Blackfire will be front and center during the third season.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Titans started off with the promise of finally showing a live-action team-up for some of DC’s young heroes, but the inaugural season didn’t show much of it. Instead, it featured the origin story of how the team came to be while the second season dive into the creation of the original Titans team. Now, it seems that the third season will finally highlight a full-blown look on how this current Titans team operate.
The presence of iconic characters from the Batman mythology has the potential to elevate the show in surprising ways. Bruce Wayne was already featured in the show's sophomore run, and it provided an intriguing shift in the overarching storyline. That said, Barbara Gordon's inclusion could affect Dick Grayson's core relationship with characters like Starfire and Raven. Meanwhile, Scarecrow's involvement gives the team a formidable foe moving forward.
The biggest takeaway from the long list of reveals is the transformation of Jason Todd to Red Hood. A key part of the character's Red Hood transformation from the comics is the involvement of Joker. It's curious to see if the show will include the Clown Prince of Crime in some form. However, with DC hyping up the idea of the multiverse, there's a good chance that a version of Joker can show up in the series.
Blackfire has already been introduced during the second season of the show, and it will be exciting to see how the character fits into the overall narrative of the upcoming season. No doubt, these reveals will allow Titans to go in exciting directions moving forward.