Titans Cinematographer Boris Mojsovski celebrated the cast and crews last day of shooting in 2020 with a behind the scenes photo of Curran Walters (Dylan, Do Not Reply) on Instagram, according to Comicbook. As the year comes to a close with the holiday season in full swing, the instagram post displays a look at Walters in full costume for his character Jason Todd and a Christmas themed clapperboard in the foreground.
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The last time we saw Jason Todd in Titans was during the team’s goodbye to their honorable ally Donna Troy (Conor Leslie, The Man in The High Castle) who died saving civilians from a collapsed telephone pole that electrocuted her to death. Fans saw Jason watching from his motorcycle as Troy’s coffin was placed onto a plane headed back to her homeland of Themyscira. Todd is set to go through a metamorphosis for season three. Walters will be tasked with taking the second Robin and transforming into the anti-hero known as Red Hood.
Jason Todd first debuted in Detective Comics Batman #357 in 1983 and was created by Gerry Conway and Don Newton. Todd was the second boy to take the helm of The Dark Knight’s sidekick Robin. Most of the fans, however, found Todd to be too standoffish towards Bruce and Detective Comics eventually released a voting poll to determine the fate of the character. Fans were able to call a 900 number and vote whether Jason Todd would live or die by the Joker’s hand and most fans voted for the demise of this new Robin.
Todd’s death was made famous by the comic titled Batman: A Death in The Family. The comic was published in 1988, written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Jim Aparo. In 2005, Todd returned as the gun wielding antithesis to Batman, known as Red Hood. After being revived by the Lazarus pit and losing his sanity, Jason had some new revelations about his identity.
Walters had some insight to offer while playing Jason Todd and handling all of his complexities, “And one thing about the character too is like, I felt like in a way I did have to act, but I didn’t. It’s all how I am in person. I’m very energetic. I’m very just all over the place. So, half of it was like, ‘Hey, that’s just me’ and half of it was, ‘Oh, I got to act,’ so. It was definitely awesome,” Walters stated according to Comicbook.
Stay tuned for more news on season three as fans will be able to see how Walters embraces this new identity and what kind of spin Titans puts on Red Hood’s origin.