The rumors were true! Jason Todd will be a character on Titans and he’ll be played by 20-year-old actor Curran Walters. IGN broke the news and has the first look at Walters suited up in his Jason Todd costume. He can be seen with the original Robin, Dick Grayson, played by Brenton Thwaites.
Titans showrunner Greg Walker caught up with IGN to talk about Jason Todd coming to live-action for the first time.
“What I really love about [Jason] as a character is the unbridled sense of self that he has – there’s a lack of… maybe self-awareness, but for sure self-consciousness in terms of how he comports himself and how he moves through the world,” Walker told IGN. “He’s completely seemingly unaffected by darkness – he kind of embraces it or walks right through it. He’s a breath of fresh air and that’s what I love about him, he’s got a punk rock, no-holds-barred attitude that’s massively unburdened. There’s a lot of energy that comes with that.”
“It’s kind of like one of those classic covers of the books, original versus number 2, and in many ways, you really see that [in the photos]. This encapsulates the tension, the energy between these two guys. It’s like running into your ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, minus the sexual tension,” Walker laughed. “You get to watch Dick Grayson struggle when he sees another Robin and how that Robin is different and has a different relationship with ‘dad.’ And the second child gets away with stuff the first child would never get away with in a family, and ours is really a family show.”
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Thanks to Batman News reader Gary for the heads up!