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It appears that the ‘Titans’ will be bringing a few new members aboard for their live action series on Warner Brothers’ unnamed DC Comics-based streaming service.  There have been dozens of Titans in the comics, but the series will mainly focus on four– Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Raven (Teagan Croft) and Starfire (Anna Diop).  Two recurring guest stars are known, Hawk and Dove portrayed by Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly.  Now it looks as though the series will be bringing in even more heroes and villains into the story.

Here are the latest casting calls for the show (keep in mind the names are fake):

[DANIEL CROSS] Male, 17-19, Caucasian. Athletic, street smart, cocky, yet charming. His life is changed forever when he crosses a crime fighter and is given a new outlet for his rebellious ways. RECURRING GUEST STAR.

In the original ‘Titans’ casting call, the Dick Grayson character was referred to as “John Crossland.”  This character is named “Daniel Cross.”  So it would seem there is some familial connection between the two.  And in the comics, the Robins call themselves brothers.  So the description sounds most like Jason Todd, the second Robin, currently known as Red Hood.  Post-Crisis, Jason gained Batman’s notice when he tried to steal the hubcaps off the Batmobile.  “His life is changed forever when he crosses a crime fighter and is given a new outlet for his rebellious ways.”  That also sounds pretty “cocky” and “street smart.”

[JENNIFER ANDREWS] Female, 20s/30s, Caucasian. Small town, Midwestern girl gone to Hollywood, Jennifer is a star on the rise. She comes across a doe-eyed, All-American and naive in her approach to her art, and life. Jennifer emulates the classic girl-next-door actors from the 1940’s and 50’s. A bit Stepford-y in her thinking and appearance, Jennifer feels like a woman out of time. RECURRING GUEST STAR.


This description sounds like Flamebird, a.k.a. Bette Kane.  She originated as Betty Kane, the original Bat-Girl, but after Crisis, was recast as Flamebird, a Robin super fan who trained in acrobatics and martial arts in order to become a superhero, to get his attention.  She was also an Olympic tennis player.  In current continuity, she is the cousin of Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman.  She is based in Los Angeles, so the idea of being an aspiring actress could work.

Another possibility is Lilith Clay Jupiter, a psychic who joined the Titans in the 1960s.  She was a dancer before joining the team, so making her an actress wouldn’t be too far off from her original role.  Originally, Lilith just had precognitive abilities, but her powers have increased over time to include telekinesis and illusion-casting.  She has, at times, gone by the codename Omen.  Lilith had a connection to Raven and Azar, so that could make for an “in” to the TV version of the group.

[CAROLINE] Female, 40s, Caucasian. Forever sleepless with worry, she’s the mother to a young, troubled teen. Seeking a recognizable cameo face or name. GUEST STAR.

Oddly, most of the Teen Titans don’t have parents.  One of the few that stands out is Arella, the human mother of Raven.  A previous casting call indicated that Raven/Rachel Roth would have a foster mother, so it’s unclear how Arella would factor in.  She is listed simply as “guest star” so whoever this is will likely only make one appearance on the show.

[THE MESSENGER] Male, 50s-60s, Open ethnicity. Outwardly a warm and kind presence, he doesn’t seem the type to be powerful or malicious. But he has the ability to turn on a dime and be the most terrifying man you have ever met. Seeking offer only names/recognizable faces…RECURRING GUEST STAR.

Whoever this listing is for, it sounds like the show’s Big Bad.  We already know Season One revolves around Raven’s journey.

The description best sounds like Brother Blood, but like Arsenal, Sebastian Blood already appeared as the Big Bad on ‘Arrow’ Season Two.  Since that version was heavily altered from the comic version, it’s possible that ‘Titans’ could utilize a more faithful version.

In more recent comics, Brother Blood has been closely connected to Trigon, Raven’s demon father.  But it is possible that on the show, Trigon could be given a human guise.  The name “The Messenger” would seem to indicate that this character isn’t THE villain of the show, however.  That makes Brother Blood a more likely candidate.  But Trigon could be the individual behind the scenes, pulling the strings.

Do you have any better guesses as to who these mystery characters could be?

Source: The Hashtag Show