Here is every new character set to appear in season 2 of Titans. Premiering on DC Universe, Titans offered a more mature take on the teenage superhero gang, with gratuitous profanity, brutal violence and a smattering of blood, contrasting greatly with the more kid-friendly approach the Teen Titans are usually afforded on TV.
Titans season 1 introduced the core quartet of Robin, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy, while also debuting supporting heroes such as Hawk, Dove, Jason Todd and Wonder Girl. Viewers were also able to enjoy an episode dedicated to the Doom Patrol and the finale featured a shadowy, and very angry, Batman.
With the entire DC sandbox at its fingertips, Titans season 2 is confirmed to be making some major additions to its cast. Some of these characters have already been teased in the series, others are natural expansions of the Teen Titans grouping, and some names come as more of a surprise. These are the new superheroes and villains that will be joining Dick and his pals at Titans Tower in Titans season 2.
With Batman and Wonder Woman's sidekicks already in place, it makes sense for Titans to round off DC's junior trinity with Superboy. The arrival of Superboy, widely known as Conner Kent, was teased in the Titans season 1 finale, with a scene set at Metropolis' Project Cadmus facility. The audience sees Subject 13, a young man with a Superman-style tattoo, who promptly escapes incarceration with his red-eyed dog. This neatly establishes the impending arrival of Conner and his canine companion, Krypto.
Superboy was introduced to the DC comics as a separate character in the 1990s and was presented as a man-made attempt to genetically recreate Superman. The reference to Project Cadmus suggests that this is the origin story Titans will be drawing from in season 2. The live-action Superboy will be portrayed by Joshua Orpin, a young Australian actor and relative newcomer that has previously appeared in The Neon Spectrum.
Although viewers did see Batman in Titans season 1, it would perhaps be more accurate to say that they saw the path of destruction he carved through Gotham City's finest in a Dick Grayson dream sequence. However, the Caped Crusader will move from being an enigmatic presence lurking in the background to a bona fide character in Titans' second season. Bruce Wayne will be played by Iain Glen, best known as the eternally friend-zoned Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones.
Titans has built up its version of Batman as a cold and ruthless vigilante with virtually no boundaries, and season 2 will reveal whether that assessment is accurate, or a misrepresentation on Robin's part. Certainly, the Boy Wonder harbors plenty of anger towards his former mentor and that rage looks set to manifest when Titans returns, potentially contributing to Dick's evolution into Nightwing.
Deathstroke is no stranger to the world of live-action, having previously appeared in Arrow, played by Manu Bennett. An iteration of the villain portrayed by Joe Manganiello was subsequently introduced into the DCEU, but that debut has yet to amount towards anything significant, with the original plans for him to appear as the prime antagonist in The Batman now set aside. In the comics, however, it's Dick Grayson and the Teen Titans that Deathstroke is primarily known for battling against, and Titans is perhaps, therefore, the character's most natural home.
One of the most formidable assassins in the DC world, Deathstroke utilizes an array of weaponry and is one of the most physically capable human villains on the roster, as well as one of the most well-rounded, balancing moments of moral conflict with acts that elicit pure disgust. Esai Morales will be playing Deathstroke, otherwise known as Slade Wilson, in Titans season 2 and looks set to act as the main villain of the upcoming run. The veteran actor has previously been seen in NYPD Blue and Ozark.
After the cinematic success of Jason Momoa's Aquaman, it's no surprise to see his sidekick confirmed for Titans season 2. Perhaps not one of the most fondly remembered junior heroes, Aqualad is actually a founding member of the Teen Titans in the DC comics and wields more or less the same abilities as his adult counterpart. Originally a member of Atlantean royalty, Aqualad was banished in infancy before being taken in by Aquaman as a teenager, however the duo drift apart after Arthur Curry has a son of his own. This tension is certainly something that would fit with the angst-laden tone of Titans.
Drew Van Acker of Pretty Little Liars fame has been cast as the young ocean master, but Titans may have to enforce a name change to Aqualad's real-world moniker, Garth. In the show's first season, Beast Boy, whose real name is Garfield Logan, was widely referred to as "Gar" and it's unlikely that two characters with such similar sounding names will exist in Titans simultaneously.
No, not a vocalist from an early 2000s emo band, but the loyal bodyguard of a certain Lex Luthor. Much like Harley Quinn, Graves first appeared in the animated Superman series, but has since been worked into DC's comic canon and is characterized by her unwavering loyalty to Luther and a strength that can hold its own in a fight against the strongest members of the Justice League. Despite being a relatively little-known figure, Graves has made several live-action appearances, featuring in both Supergirl and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Titans' version of this character will be played by British actress, Natalie Gumede, and is confirmed to have a deeply rooted bond with Lex Luthor. Graves' presence in Titans season 2 could potentially be linked to the introduction of Superboy, as some versions of the hero's origin story depict him as a hybrid of Superman and Lex Luthor, and Graves also has connections to Project Cadmus.
The apple never falls far from the tree, and Deathstroke's daughter, Ravager, will appear alongside her father in Titans season 2. Set to be played by Chelsea Zhang, Ravager has been both an enemy and an ally to the Teen Titans, and it's not yet clear which side of the ethical fence she'll end up on in her live-action debut. As with Robin and Aqualad, Ravager harbors resentment towards her father-figure and her relationship with Deathstroke is a complex one.
Unlike Deathstroke, Ravager, real name Rose Wilson, is not only a keen physical threat but also possesses superpowers in the form of psychic abilities and Raven may find a kindred spirit in Rose - especially as she too holds an unrequited romantic attachment to Dick Grayson in the comic books. Zhang previously played Brittany in the Disney comedy series, Andi Mack.
It's a family affair in Titans season 2, as Deathstroke's son, Jericho, is also confirmed to appear. More commonly known as Joe Wilson, Jericho was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and acts as a later member of the Teen Titans, however the character is unable to speak as the result of a revenge mission carried out against Deathstroke. Once again, this will likely lead to some tense moments in the Wilson household.
As with his sister, Jericho has superhuman abilities, and is able to control people with his eye movements; he is also perhaps the most outwardly heroic member of the Wilson family. Jericho will be portrayed in Titans by YouTube personality Chella Man. Like Jericho, Man uses sign language to communicate and the actor has previously discussed the topic of disabled representation in the entertainment industry as an issue in dire need of addressing.
Titans season 2 is expected to premiere in late 2019 on DC Universe, then later on Netflix outside of the U.S.