The live-action Titans show on the upcoming DC Universe streaming service hasn’t even premiered yet, but already we are learning about characters who are going to show up throughout the course of the first season. Aside from the main cast of Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, and Hawk and Dove, we’ve recently learned that longtime Teen Titans from the comics series like Wonder Girl and Cyborg would be joining the series as well, with possibly larger roles in a potential second season.
The latest rumor, coming via the folks at That Hashtag Show, strongly suggests that another long standing member of the team will probably be appearing in the Titans season finale — none other than Superboy, also known as Conner Kent. According to the original report, Titans is currently casting for someone named “David,” although that is clearly a code name just used for casting. “David” is described as the following:
“A 20-something Caucasian male with dark hair who is powerful and merciless, so much so that he has recently unleashed chaos on the people who have been keeping him a prisoner in a mysterious lab. When we find “David”, he will have recently have escaped this lab.”
This description fits Superboy to a T. The character debuted in the comics after The Death of Superman storyline in 1993, as a young clone of the Man of Steel. (He didn’t like being called “Superboy” at first, but eventually he got used to it.) Superboy was sort of a half-clone, as the scientists who sought to replace Superman couldn’t clone his Kryptonian DNA completely, so they had to infuse some human DNA into the mix, making Superboy a mix of Kal-El and Lex Luthor, his human donor. He escaped from his lab before becoming a full adult, and embarked on a heroic career. Once established, Superboy, given the name Conner Kent, joined Young Justice, and later, the Geoff Johns version of the Teen Titans. Although Conner Kent is currently missing in the post –Rebirth DCU, there have been strong hints he is on his way back soon.
Geoff Johns is one of the key players behind the Titans series, and so it makes sense for Superboy to show up there at some point. Last year, we suggested that Conner Kent would be a great addition to the Titans series, and it looks like the higher ups at DC Entertainment agreed with us. Conner Kent made a few appearances in live-action before, on the final season of Smallville. The animated version of Conner is a staple of the Young Justice series, which is also returning via the DC Universe streaming service this fall.
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