A brief casting notice has been released for ‘Titans’ which is currently filming. While most of the series looks to center on Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), it’s still an ensemble and it seems that a lot of the show will revolve around Raven (Teagan Croft) as well. The latest character description would seem to point in her direction:
[EVAN LOGUE]: Male, Late 30s-40s, Caucasian. Charismatic. A cult leader attempting to reunite his family. Central role for series finale. RECURRING GUEST STAR. Please submit star/cameo names. Casting early for wardrobe but the role works Ep. 111 (04/09-04/19) and Ep. 112 (04/19 – 05/01)
There are a couple of ways this could go. Back in September, we got the first bit of villain casting info:
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.
The Acolyte is a minor villain from the ‘Young Justice’ comic book. He only made one appearance, but the Arrowverse has made a habit of bringing in obscure characters and building them up into major players. And while, from what’s been revealed, ‘Titans’ won’t be part of the Arrowverse, it is created by the same team.
Then again, The Acolyte could be a pseudonym.
The cult angle seems to point toward Brother Blood and in various stories and adaptations, a connection has been made between cult leader Blood and demon Trigon. But Sebastian Blood, played by Kevin Alejandro, has already been used in live action on ‘Arrow’ and it seems that Warner Brothers doesn’t want a lot of duplicate versions of different characters, which is why Deathstroke (technically, another Titans villain) has been taken away from ‘Arrow’ due to his involvement in the films.
The description for Evan Logue includes the phrase “A cult leader attempting to reunite his family.” It may be that this is a description of Trigon himself. In the comics and in animation, Trigon is a huge red demon with multiple eyes and horns. But it is possible we’ll get a more toned down, human version of Trigon. Reuniting his family would seem to indicate that he is looking to reclaim his half-human, half-demon daughter Raven, a.k.a. Rachel Roth. The Acolyte’s description would indicate that he kills her mother, named Arella, similar to in the comics.
Note that the “Evan Logue” character will not appear until episodes 11 and 12 of ‘Titans’, meaning that he will likely be the show’s Big Bad, pulling strings and sending envoys against the heroes on his behalf before finally revealing himself.
What do you think? Are we looking at a new version of Brother Blood or is this Trigon?
Source: Titans Podcast