Even though Trigon’s arc will have to be wrapped up during the first few episodes of Titans‘ second season, rest assured that a new big bad will arrive swiftly thereafter. Amazingly enough, it’ll be a quintessential Teen Titans villain, Deathstroke, as the series will adapt the classic Judas Contract story arc from the comic books.
Now, if the producers are to go down that avenue, then there are some obvious characters in need of casting. Just last week, it was announced that Esai Morales had been enlisted for the role of Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke, and now the son of the world’s deadliest mercenary, Jericho, has been locked in as well.
As it turns out, model and YouTube personality Chella Man has been brought aboard to play Joseph Wilson. Here’s the official character description given by the producers:
“Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan.”
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This is the most accurate translation from comics to screen for the character to date. His only previous live action incarnation came via Arrow, though that version of Joseph Wilson had no superpowers and decided to take on the alias of “Kane Wolfman.” And after Manu Bennett’s Slade retired from the Deathstroke persona, Kane began donning his costume, sans the mask.
After reading all this, one could say that another vital piece of the Judas Contract puzzle remains – and that’s Terra. As always, it’s advised that you keep watching this space as more casting news hits the web. With Titans ramping up production on its second season, there’ll certainly be much to discuss. And though a premiere date hasn’t been set in stone, an early 2020 debut is expected.