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Titans Live-Action Series Confirms Two More DC Characters

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Fan-favorite DC characters Donna Troy and Jason Todd have been confirmed to appear on the first season of the Titans live-action series.

The confirmation came this afternoon from producer Geoff Johns during his spotlight panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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Both Donna Troy, long known as Wonder Girl, and Jason Todd, the second Robin, have been long rumored for the DC Universe series, but neither had been confirmed. Previous reports indicated Conor Leslie (The Blacklist) had been cast as Donna Troy, while Curran Walters (Girl Meets World) was identified as Jason Todd on the Toronto set of the show.

Introduced in 1965 as Wonder Girl's younger sister, Donna Troy joined Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad in the nascent Teen Titans. However, she soon underwent the first in a series of revamps that established her as a non-Amazon orphan rescued by Wonder Woman, raised on Paradise Island, and imbued with superpowers. When Wonder Woman's own origin was rebooted in the 1980s, Donna's ties to the Amazons were erased, and her backstory changed, and then changed again, and again. No longer Wonder Girl, she became known, alternately, as Darkstar, Troia or simply Donna Troy.

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The second Robin, Jason succeeded Dick Grayson as Batman’s sidekick, only to be murdered in 1988 by The Joker (his fate was determined by readers who called 1-900 numbers to cast their votes). The character was resurrected in 2005, and assumed the mantle of the Red Hood and achieved a level of popularity that eluded him as Robin.

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Debuting on DC Universe, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.

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