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Titans Season 3 Photos Shows First Looks for New Characters

EW photos showcase new looks for Scarecrow and Barbara Gordon for Titans Season 3.

Welcome to Hell, otherwise known as Gotham City. Home to vicious killers, deranged supervillains and a costumed nut who dresses up like a bat.

Yes indeed, there is quite no other place like Gotham in all of the DC universe. And its hero population is about to become a whole lot bigger.

Season 3 of the hit TV series Titans will see the team relocating from San Francisco to Dick Grayson’s (Brenton Thwaites) former home town and with it comes a whole new mess of problems for the latest incarnation of the long-standing teen superteam.

Aside from the usual cast of players returning, two very familiar faces from the Batman mythos will be making their debut in the world of Titans. Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow, played by Vincent Kartheiser and (Commissioner) Barbara Gordon played by Savannah Welch.

Both of these individuals are well known to long-time fans of both Batman and DC Comics. The former is one of Batman’s oldest foes, while the latter is a core part of the Bat-family, though within the context of Titans their roles are very changed from the usual expectations.

Entertainment Weekly unveiled exclusive photos on June 17th showcasing the looks that both Vincent and Savannah will be sporting as they make their foray into the world of live-action superhero TV. The photos also give an idea of just what their roles will be in the Season 3 narrative.

Vincent Kartheiser as Dr. Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow

According to showrunner Greg Walker, the typical supervillainy one expects from Crane will be vastly different from previous incarnations. Chief among those differences is his moonlighting for the GCPD while cooling his heels in Arkham Asylum.

Think Hannibal Lecter. He’s been given the opportunity to opine on ways to stop villains, and a villain breaks out in Gotham and it draws [Dick Grayson] to work with him.

Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson and Savannah Welch as Barbara Gordon

While Jonathan Crane plays evil mastermind, the team will also face heavy opposition from Savannah’s take on Barbara Gordon. Walker elaborated on what can be expected from Barbara in her capacity as Police Commissioner.

In our story with Dick returning to Gotham – and Gotham is a huge character this season – it’s about sons and daughters, [and] stepping into the shadow of your parents. Barbara is going to be conflicted by Dick’s arrival. Barbara’s feeling is that the legacy of Bruce and Jim has been this idea that she thinks is antiquated and inefficient: the God syndrome, meaning that superheroes create the situation where they’re the heroes. They drop in on a situation, solve it, and then they leave. And she feels that basically disempowers people from solving their own problems and that the people of Gotham need to figure out how to solve their own problems and not be passive victims waiting for a superhero to save the day.

While this is only the tip of the iceberg for what is to come with the new season of Titans, it is safe to say that so far things are shaping up to be just as terrific as the previous two.

Titans Season 3 debuts on August 12, 2021 on HBO Max.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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