The Teen Titans are finally ready to make their debut on live television in the brand new show titled Titans which will be featured on DC’s new exclusive streaming service that will launch in 2018. So far this year we have had the casting of several of the team members that will be featured in the show, Nightwing will be played by Brenton Thwaites, Raven by Teagan Croft, and Starfire by Anna Diop. With the heroes coming together, now it’s time to see which villain they will face off against. Could it be Deathstroke? Or maybe Raven’s father Trigon?
Unfortunately the answer is none of the above. According to thehastagshow.com the Titans will first face off against a villain from DC comics named Acolyte. The news comes from a recent casting call that reads:
The Acolyte – Male. African-American 40-50. Confident. The villain of our story. He is after Rachel and her powers, trying to kidnap her after he murders her mother.
Angela – Female 40-50. Rachel’s (adoptive) mom. She gets killed in an attempt to kidnap Rachel.
Acolyte has not been seen much in the DC universe, he made his first appearance in DC’s Young Justice #9 in 1999. There is a lot about him that is unknown including his origin. He appears to be inhuman with blue skin and horns growing from his head, but he is actually just a regular person in a crafty outfit. Being that he is only human this would explain why he would be after Rachel’s (aka Raven) powers. But who knows, his character may be altered for the television show.
The casting call also calls for a character named Angela as Raven’s adoptive mother that is killed by Acolyte. We can speculate that this event will probably play a role in bringing her to the Titans as well as learning about her powers and past.
Setting up the Titans against a villain that is unknown by most people is a smart choice in my opinion. This gives them the opportunity to focus on introducing the Titans characters without having such a menacing threat like a Deathstroke character to overshadow them. Hopefully we get a great show that will allow them to continue to season 2 where a bigger threat can be established. Titans is written by Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns. Based on what we know, what are your thoughts on Titans so far? Chime in below!
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