Curran Walters has just appeared as Jason Todd, the second Robin in the universe of ‘Titans’ but the young star is already looking forward to his character making a major transformation in the future.
“I would love to play Red Hood someday. But I have no idea what the show’s producers’ plans are for Jason yet.”
Jason has one of the most convoluted histories of modern comic book characters. He first appeared in 1983 and was essentially a carbon copy of Dick Grayson, circus acrobat past and all. But after ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ he was reinterpreted as a street punk who tried to steal the hubcaps from the Batmobile. Fans didn’t like him and called in to vote to have him killed off in 1988.
In 2005, DC shocked fans by bringing him back from the dead, thanks to Superboy Prime in the series ‘Infinite Crisis’. However, that revival was also changed after the fact, explaining that he was instead resurrected via one of Ra’s al-Ghul’s Lazarus Pits. As Red Hood, at first he had a more villainous role but later became an anti-hero.
Overall, this transformation took decades, so should the show follow the pattern of the comics, Walters will be about 50 before he gets a chance to become Red Hood, but of course, the TV series could condense things.
Then again, Jason Todd isn’t strongly associated with the ‘Titans’. He may just be there to flesh out Dick Grayson’s past and move on after that.
Previously, Walters admitted to not knowing much about Jason before auditioning, since he wasn’t included on the ‘Teen Titans’ cartoon.
“I was familiar with the show, but I wasn’t all that familiar with the character. I grew up watching Teen Titans, which was pretty cool, so I was pretty ecstatic to go in for that, but [was unfamiliar] with the character, but I did a little research before I auditioned so.”
When asked if his character would return, Walters said:
“…in the future who knows. Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman are great writers, and they know what they’re doing, but I really hope so, and Jason Todd has a lot more to show.”