The sophomore season of Titans saw the heroes becoming more connected at Titans tower while upping the action considerably. There have been multiple new additions to the team, including Rose Wilson (Chelsea Zhang) and Conner Kent (Joshua Orpin), while the season's big bad villain was the group's most antagonizing threat yet, Deathstroke (Esai Morales). Batman (Iain Glenn) even made multiple appearances, while Lex Luthor's name was thrown around in Cadmus Lab headquarters.
The second season might be ending with the Titans seemingly going their separate ways, but there are so many different avenues the show can go in Season 3 thanks to solid world-building. Here are the top five things we want from the next season of Titans.
Virtually every comic version of the Teen Titans has had some sort of speedster on their roster. The character that makes the most sense to introduce to the team in Season 3 is Wally West's Kid Flash. The founding Titans member is one of the most iconic DC characters of all time, and one who would easily fit into what the show is trying to do, while also adding some fun to the group.
Those naysayers faithful to The Flash's version of Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) should take a look at DC's success in bringing in other characters that seemed untouchable thanks to commitments to other properties. Tyler Hoechlin has been a fantastic Superman on the small screen in Supergirl despite a really good Superman existing in the DC film universe. Meanwhile, Morales has played a menacing Deathstroke despite Manu Bennett owning the role in Arrow. There's nothing wrong with having multiple versions of the same character in different universes. Having Wally on Titans would open up a whole new world of possibilities, as well as an excellent rogues gallery to battle against. The Speed Force could also drive the plot a lot of different ways -- both backward and forward.
Another popular character who seems primed to join the Titans ensemble is Tara Markov, aka Terra. First appearing in New Teen Titans #26 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Terra is the princess of Markovia. She gains metahuman abilities (along with her royal brother, Geo-Force) after getting experimented on, which gives her Geokinesis powers. She eventually leaves Markovia and teams up with Deathstroke.
Terra would add an interesting "can she be trusted?" dynamic to the show. She can be played as a villain or as a hero struggling to escape their past. She could be introduced through Deathstroke and (literally) shake up Titans as both the audience and the other characters would be kept guessing to who she is really aligned with. Plus, who wouldn't want to see Terra and Starfire, two royal families of their respective homes, team up, or even fight?
GIVE US THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, ALREADY
Titans has laid the groundwork for some potentially big DC characters to come into the fold. Iain Glenn's Batman in Season 2 opens up the doors for other Justice League members to not only be mentioned but to have active roles on the show. How cool would it be if Wonder Woman showed up to give Donna Troy some advice about being a warrior? Or Superman showing Conner what being a hero is all about? And, if Kid Flash does appear, it would be cool to see an adult Barry Allen giving him some support. There's endless potential. It just depends on how big Titans wants to get. Honestly, it would even be neat to see Justice Leaguers without a direct connection to the heroes show up. How about Green Lantern? Or the Atom? It's not outside the realm of possibility.
Lex Luthor might not have physically appeared on Titans, but his presence certainly looms. He has been mentioned multiple times in relation to Conner Kent's creation and the Cadmus lab arc. His bodyguard/assistant Mercy Graves (Natalie Gumede) spent the second season trying to get Conner back to Cadmus. Whether she accomplishes her goal or fails to bring Conner back for good, there is still a perfect opportunity for Lex to step in as the main player at Cadmus.
Conner is still discovering who he is. Seeing Lex potentially influence him and try to shape his creation as his own would be riveting stuff. Now, imagine Superman and Lex sparring over trying to get Conner on the right path? That would be mind-blowing. Jon Cryer has done a fine job with Lex on Supergirl, however, getting a truly sinister, calculated Lex on Titans would be amazing. His role would give the Titans (and potentially the Justice League) another worthy villain.
KEEP THE TITANS TOGETHER
If there is one thing that Titans has had an affinity for, it is breaking up the team when things get rough. After defeating Trigon in the season opener, the heroes all go their separate ways before eventually coming back to Titans Tower to form a new version of the team. Then, once Dick Grayson reveals the truth about what happened to Jericho, the Titans split up once again and go their own ways. Storywise, the breakups make sense. The team is still learning to trust each other and every time that trust is broken, things get bad. But, see them apart in Season 3 would be a mistake.
Titans works best when its core heroes are all together. They are a family and like many families, they have issues to work through. Hopefully, by the start of next season, the heroes have aired out all their dirty laundry and can stick around together for most of next season. Sure, a couple of members might be interchangeable at certain points, but it is time the Titans fought as the Titans. They need to evolve as a group, and that won't happen until they are together again for good.
Streaming now on DC Universe, Titans Season 2 stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Kory Anders, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth, Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan, Curran Walters as Jason Todd and Conor Leslie as Donna Troy, with Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger, Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall, Joshua Orpin as Superboy, Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson, Chella Man as Jericho, Drew Van Acker as Aqualad, Esai Morales as Deathstroke and Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne.
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