When it comes to the Titans, there exist several villains whom we normally think of as being their chief nemeses. To me, at least, the likes of Trigon and Deathstroke immediately come to mind, the former of which may very well show up before season 1 concludes.
In the case of Deathstroke, however, the producers behind the freshman DC Universe series may encounter a few bumps in the road. Don’t forget, even though director Gareth Evans is seemingly no longer involved with a movie centered on the mercenary, WB’s motion picture division probably still has some plans for him, be it in The Batman, Suicide Squad 2 or something else. Hey, if Arrow can no longer make use of him, then it’s doubtful Titans call dibs at this point.
Still, this red tape will somehow be circumvented because we’ll be seeing Deathstroke eventually – albeit in a different capacity. Right now, we can’t tell you what changes will be made, but DC’s own Geoff Johns just confirmed during a panel conducted at New York Comic Con that a very different version of the character will show up down the line.
Furthermore, the arrival will likely come during an adaptation of The Judas Contract, the very same classic comic book story arc by Marv Wolfman and George Perez that was made into an animated movie last year. In that case, though, the Slade Wilson we all know and love was included.
Now, this is just an educated guess on my part, but the chance that someone other than Slade will be under the two-toned mask and appear on Titans shouldn’t be ruled out. Perhaps it’ll be one of his children, or maybe it’ll be a new character altogether. Either way, my gut tells me we’ll experience a situation comparable to that of the Joker-like Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska known to Gotham viewers.
Titans premieres on Friday, October 12 on DC Universe. For more, be sure to check out our review.