Titans season 3 is bringing in some major firepower in the bad guy department. As revealed during the panel for the show at DC FanDome, the upcoming season of the live-action show will see Red Hood and Scarecrow join in on the action Curran Walters, who plays Jason Todd on the series, will be taking up the mantle of Red Hood. Scarecrow, meanwhile, has yet to be cast. This comes as the action will be shifting from San Francisco to Gotham City.
The news dropped during the DC FanDome panel. No footage was revealed so we have yet to see Red Hood in action. But when last we saw Jason Todd he was speeding away on his motorcycle at the end of season 2. The falling out with his old team will serve as the genesis for the transformation. Dr. Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow, will be an inmate at Arkham Asylum who offers his services as a criminal profiler to the Gotham City Police Department. There is no word on who may be tapped to play the villain. Cillian Murphy played the role in Batman Begins.
It was reaffirmed at the panel that Barbara Gordon will indeed be coming to Titans season 3 as well. Though it won't be as Batgirl. Instead, she will be following in her father's footsteps as commissioner of the Gotham City P.D. She has a prior relationship with Dick Grayson, played by Brenton Thwaites, but is said to be "wary" of the group's presence in Gotham. The role has yet to be cast. Titans executive producer Greg Walker had this to say about it during the panel.
"We've got the second generation coming up. There was originally Batman and Jim Gordon, and now we have Nightwing and Barbara Gordon trying to kind of deal with the mistakes of their parents and it turns out to be a lot more difficult than anybody thought."
Another big change heading into season 3 could be the show's home. It was recently revealed that HBO Max will be getting all of the DC Universe content as the company has done some major restructuring. With Doom Patrol already airing on both services and Stargirl calling The CW home, it seems likely that Titans will be shifting over to HBO Max come time for its return. It is largely expected that, at least in its current iteration, DC Universe's days are numbered.
The cast for the series also includes Anna Diop as Starfire, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Chelsea Zhang as Ravager, Joshua Orpin as Superboy and Chella Man as Jericho. Season 2 premiered last fall. The original plan was for the show to return in fall 2020. However, the production interruption that Hollywood has endured for much of the year has gotten in the way of that being possible. It is expected that Titans will return sometime in 2021. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. In the meantime, the first two seasons are currently available via the DC Universe streaming service.