Aqualad Is Coming To “Titans” Season 2

DC Universe’s Titans season 2 is going to be literally bursting at the seams with all the new characters being introduced next season.

Per Screen Rant:

Drew Van Acker has been cast as Garth aka. Aqualad, though the DC Comics character has more recently used the superhero name of Tempest. When Titans season 1 premiered, the show introduced a live-action and more gritty version of the Teen Titans superhero team from the comics and animated series. Over the course of season 1, four core members of the group came together: Dick Grayson aka. Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Kory Anders aka. Starfire (Anna Diop), Rachel Roth aka. Raven (Teagan Croft) and Gar Logan aka. Beast Boy (Ryan Potter). Titans season 1 also introduced other heroes from the DC Comics, including Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dove (Minka Kelly), Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie) and Jason Todd aka. Robin (Curran Walters).

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However, Titans season 2 is gearing up to add even more characters from the DC Comics, both heroes and villains alike. The Titans season 1 finale post-credits scene introduced Superboy (Joshua Orpin) and Krypto the Superdog. Since then, season 2 has cast Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne aka. BatmanEsai Morales as Deathstroke, Chella Man as Jericho, Chelsea Zhang as Ravager and Natalie Gumede as Mercy Graves.

If Titans‘ Garth follows the footsteps of both Dick Grayson and Donna Troy, it’s likely Acker’s character will have retired from being a superhero sidekick – in his case, to Aquaman. Titans season 1 depicted young Dick and Donna as friends who grew close due to their roles as sidekicks to various members of the Justice League. Since the show’s Batman and Wonder Woman had sidekicks, it follows that Aquaman may have as well, and Garth ran across the young Robin and Wonder Girl as Aqualad. However, as Dick and Donna both shed their sidekick personas as they grew up, perhaps Garth did as well, taking on the Tempest moniker, which would explain conflicting rumors of which superhero Acker is playing in Titans season 2.

Titans returns on DC Universe streaming service later this year.

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