Monday, February 2, 2015

TITANS NEWS: And the Rumored Titan's Are....

TITANS NEWS: And the Rumored Titan's Are....

It has been quite a while since we heard any news on TNT's Titans aside from he fact that Vampire Diaries star, and soon to be alumni is almost shoe in for Dick Grayson, but NERDIST reports that they have an exclusive on just who is on the show and what they will be doing, so here is what their report, which I personally take with a grain of salt, claims:
Nightwing - Dick Grayson has not adopted the persona of Nightwing and has left Gotham and Batman to become a police officer in Boston. Apparently circumstances force Dick Grayson to adopt a costumed vigillante persona once again but the former Boy Wonder decides to make the shift to Nightwing.

Oracle - Barabra Gordon will not be fighting crime as Batgirl in this superhero drama, instead, she'll be wheelchair bound and serve as the team's computer hacker specialist. 

Hawk and Dove/Hank Hall and Dawn Granger - Hawk and Dove, this will be the Hank Hall/Dawn Granger version as the pair are described as being in a romantic relationship.

Starfire and Raven - Starfire and Raven reportedly only appear at the very end of the pilot episode so there's not a lot of details on how close their depiction will be to the source material.

To me the lineup seems strange lineup...but not opposed to it...not sure about 2 Bat-heroes on one team. Batman is pretty easy to avoid, the concept worked pretty well on the original Teen Titan's show just unsure how it would work with two of Batman's disciples...on top of that there are plenty of other heroes male/female that they could use who don't have the adult I would hope the Batgirl/Barbara Gordon part is untrue. And the rest make sense because they don't have the adult Beast Boy, Bunker, Terra (kind of) etc..

If they were to do this type of lineup with budget in mind I would have done:

Hawk and Dove (Male and Female), Nightwing (Male), Starfire (Female), Raven (Female), Arsenal (Male and doesn't join until Season 2), and a lesser known like Rocket (Female) or Bumblebee (Female), and then Kid Flash joining in Season 3 or later
NOTE: This DOES NOT rule at the possible appearance's of Colton Haynes' Arsenal and the New 52 Wally set to eventually appear on the CW's Flash

So...who are the Titan's that are rumored to appear?

Nightwing - Nightwing is a superhero legacy name associated with the planet Krypton and the Batman Family, usually working alongside a sidekick and partner named Flamebird. Originally it was an alias used by a mysterious Kryptonian figure, and later adopted by Superman and Van-Zee in the bottle city of Kandor. Later the name was adopted by the human vigilante Dick Grayson, taking it after he had graduated from the position of Batman's sidekick Robin. Dick Grayson was the son of John and Mary Grayson. The family was a circus act that performed at Haly's Circus. One night Dick sees his parents murdered by a mafia boss who wants revenge on the circus's owner, Haly, and coincidentally Bruce Wayne, (a.k.a. Batman) witnesses the terrifying act and offers to take the young orphan by his side remembering that he was once like Dick in his current state. Dick had keen detective skills already and soon figured out that the billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne was the Dark Knight himself. Bruce agreed to take Dick under his wing as the first Robin out of many. Many years passed and Dick became too old to stay under Batman's care and soon took a superhero name of his own, Nightwing! The Nightwing title was also held by Chris Kent, General Zod's son who lived on New Krypton. Nightwing was created by Edmond Hamilton and Curt Swan, first appearing in Superman #158. (1963) The Dick Graysonversion of the character was reinvented by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, first appearing in Tales of the Teen Titans #44. (1984) To learn here.

Who Would I Cast?: Steven R. McQueen

Oracle - Oracle is the alter-ego of Barbara Gordon, formerly known as Batman's sidekick Batgirl until the Joker crippled her during the Killing Joke story. Paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair, she begins using technology and computers to help other super-heroes by operating a worldwide communications network. This provides up-to-the-minute espionage and intel, as well as coordination and organization. In addition to her involvement with the Batman Family, she is also a member of the Birds of Prey, Justice League, Suicide Squad and Batman Incorporated. The Oracle identity was created by John Ostrander, first appearing in Suicide Squad #23. (1989)To learn here.

Who Would I Cast?: Jane Levy

Hawk -
Hank Hall was originally Hawk, of the superhero team Hawk and Dove. In contrast to his brother Dove who represents order and peace, he represents chaos and war. The duo are empowered by the mystical Lords of Chaos and Order. After his brother's death, he worked with a new Dove named Dawn Granger. During Armageddon 2001, he became the supervillain Monarch and during Zero Hour he became known as Extant, one of the most powerful beings in the universe wielding the combined energies of both Hawk and Dove. Although he died fighting the Justice Society, he resurfaces during Blackest Night as a member of the Black Lantern Corps. To learn here.

Who Would I Cast?: Spencer Boldman and others.

Dove - During the Crisis, Dawn Granger was in London with her mother. Her mother, a diplomatic courier, was at the American embassy when terrorists took it over, and threatened to blow it up. Unable to get help from the police, who were too busy with the panic caused by the Crisis, Dawn was contacted by voices that offered her the power to deal with the problem herself. She agreed, was transformed into Dove, and easily subdued the terrorists. To learn here.

While she initially assumed she was one of a number of Doves, she later learned that the other Dove had died during the Crisis, and was concerned that he had died because she had taken his power. She traveled to the memorial service for the fallen heroes, where she managed to identify Hawk in his civilian identity, and followed him to try and discover who he was. She followed him for a while, seeing him become increasingly unstable, but lost him when she had to go into action as Dove. To learn here.

Who Would I Cast?: Not sure yet

Starfire - Starfire is an alien super-hero with powers of flight and energy projection. Born a princess on the planet Tamaran, she escaped execution at the hands of her older sister Blackfire and traveled to Earth. Meeting the Teen Titans, she became a charter member and stayed with the team for most of her career. Her culture's different standards of intimacy cause her to be extremely open and sexually liberated by human standards. She has also been a member of the Justice League, Outlaws, Outsiders and R.E.B.E.L.S.. Starfire was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, first appearing in DC Comics Presents #26. (1980) To learn here.

Who Would I Cast?: Ashley Benson

Raven - Raven, also known as Rachel Roth, is a superhero with dark magic powers. Her strong personal motivations and desire to see good conflict with her heritage, as her father is a powerful demon named Trigon who wants to enslave the planet. Her mother is a human woman named Arella who was living in the mystical realm of Azarath. At all times, Raven must keep her emotions in check lest she risk unleashing the terrible might within. Despite this, she has still managed to find a second family in her friends who love and accept her regardless of her troubled past. She is a regular member of the Teen Titans, and has also been a member of the Sentinels of Magic. Raven was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, first appearing in DC Comics Presents #26. (1980) To learn here. 

Who Would I Cast?: Elizabeth Gillies 

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