Having never been much of a fan of Hawk and Dove, I found myself being quite surprised by how they were among my favorite things incorporated into Titans‘ inaugural season. Not only were they believable and badass, but the two episodes focused squarely on them – “Hawk and Dove” and “Hank and Dawn” – were among the best, at least in my opinion.
That said, I’m looking forward to seeing much more of this dynamic duo once the series resumes in due time. Come to think of it, we were already virtually guaranteed that when the decision was made to reduce season 1’s episode count from 12 to 11, so we’re yet to see them seeking out the aid of Jason Todd in material that’s already been shot and saved for the sophomore run.
As luck would have it, footage from the set of season 2 has leaked online, thus assuring that’s not all we’ll be seeing of Hawk and Dove. Thanks to a Titans fan page on Twitter, the video found below shows Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly in front of the camera. Judging by the latter’s facial expression at one point, I’m guessing this’ll be an outtake. Regardless, it’s whetting my appetite.
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If that weren’t enough, the series has cast the likes of Bruce Wayne (hopefully Iain Glen actually suits up as Batman at some point), Deathstroke, Jericho and Superboy. Suffice it to say, we as DC fans now have much more than just the Arrowverse when it comes to broad, serialized superhero storytelling on the the small screen. And I, for one, can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of the guys just mentioned.
Right now, Titans season 2 lacks a premiere date, though all signs point toward an early 2020 debut. Once Stargirl has had her time to shine, then the door should be opened for Dick Grayson, Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven, and whomever else may join them.