Titans’ Season Finale Introduces Batman, as a Vengeful Killer. Can the Dark Knight be Stopped?


The series finale of DC’s Titans series introduces Batman for the first time, but the Caped Crusader is out for blood. Can Dick Grayson save Gotham’s hero from his greatest foe- himself?

From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti, TITANS follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven and others.

The dark and gritty, action-packed series featuring the likes of Raven, Robin, Starfire, & Beast Boy, is coming to its season finale with an intense conclusion. The teaser, which you can see above, shows that Jason Todd (who is in a wheelchair), is reaching out to Dick Grayson for help. Batman is out for vengeance and blood and he must be stopped. 

For the first time, DC’s flagship series is introducing a new Batman on their streaming service and it looks to be unlike anything we have ever seen before on the screen. Sort of reminds us of a combination of Bale’s Dark Knight and Affleck’s violent portrayal of the character where he kills people. Sure, Batman does or at least has killed people in the comics, depending on who is penning the story. But Batman is mostly known as being so true to his convictions that he can’t be corrupted. He doesn’t kill. He just beats your ass and breaks all your bones. 

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Ooooooh. Spooky. 

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Personally, I have a hunch that Batman’s face isn’t being revealed because the person in the suit is not Batman. We are only meant to think that it is Batman, but there is someone else out there causing mayhem and death. We know, at least from the trailer, that Batman wants to kill the Joker for his misdeeds. And considering that Jason Todd is coming to Grayson for help, we know that Todd has some sort of involvement in this plot. Showing Todd in a wheelchair seemed unusual, as fans may recognize that Jason Todd was killed by the Joker before taking on the Red Hood persona. If my hunch goes anywhere at all, it would be in the direction of Jason Todd posing as Batman for revenge against the Joker while Dick Grayson goes on a wild goose chase cleverly placed and planned by Todd. But that is just me. 

Many fans of DC aren’t willing to pay for a streaming service with so little content, but perhaps the inclusion of the Dark Knight is enough to change some minds. Plus, the ratings and reviews have been pretty favorable for the show despite receiving constant backlash from its initial representation of the cast and costume choices. Sitting at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, Titans surprised audiences with quality performances and continues to be what many are just flat-out calling a “good show”. 

You can catch the season finale of Titans next Friday on DC’s exclusive streaming service. 

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