Titans star Joshua Orpin has teased the return of Krypto the Superdog for the show’s upcoming 2nd season. Orpin will play Conner Kent, aka Superboy, who was introduced in the post-credits scene of the season finale - though the character was played by a stunt double. He wasn’t the only classic hero to make a brief appearance though. While making his escape from the scientists at Project Cadmus, Conner also freed a white dog who looked incredibly familiar to DC fans.
Created by Otto Binder and Curt Swan, Krypto the Superdog made his debut in 1955. Although his backstory has gone through changes over the years - like every other comic character who’s been around for a few decades - he's been a loyal companion to Superman and Superboy ever since. Krypto shares many of Kal-El’s alien abilities, but his canine senses are even more heightened than his master’s. Training the Kryptonian canine hasn't always been easy, but he's rescued the Man on Steel on more than one occasion. Krypto also headed up the Legion of Super-Pets, and will surely be featured in the upcoming film. He's made plenty of animated appearances, even starring in his own Cartoon Network series, but Titans is his live-action debut. A superpowered Golden Retriever named Shelby did appear in Smallville, beginning with an episode titled “Krypto”. However, though he shared similarities with the Superdog, Shelby’s powers were only temporary.
Joshua Orpin has taken to Instagram to post a picture of his canine companion’s dog tag, which clearly reads “Krypto”. While many fans suspected the pup they saw in the Titans finale was indeed the Superdog, Orpin’s post not only confirms this, but also hints at the beloved pet’s return for season 2.
DC Universe’s first original series, Titans was renewed for season 2 before the first episode had even aired on the streaming service. There are plenty of new faces confirmed for the show’s sophomore outing. Aside from the return of Conner Kent, fans can also expect to see the entire Wilson clan. Esai Morales has been cast as Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, with Chella Man playing his son, Jericho, and Chelsea T. Zhang as his daughter, Rose.
Although some fans of the comics, as well as the animated series, struggled to embrace the darker tone of Titans, it did grow in popularity as the episodes continued to roll out. The addition of so many characters who are vital to the mythology of the Teen Titans definitely sets the stage for some exciting developments ahead. Titans season 2 doesn't yet have a premiere date, but the introduction of Superboy and Krypto have viewers eagerly awaiting what’s in store for the heroes.
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