Iain Glen is going from Westeros to Gotham City. The Game of Thrones actor has been cast as Bruce Wayne on Titans Season 2. Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, loyal (and lovelorn) knight for Danaerys Targaryen, will play a seasoned Bruce Wayne who helps the budding team of Titans find their way. Glen has played two-fisted detective types before, having headlined Jack Taylor.
Here’s the official character description (courtesy of Deadline):
“After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”
The first season of Titans wasn’t shy about leaning on its Batman connections. The season was as much about Dick Grayson and his journey away from his role as Robin (not to mention his ongoing resentment towards Bruce Wayne) as it was about building the team itself. There were implications throughout the season that Bruce had lost his way as Batman and was becoming increasingly more brutal in his pursuit of justice against the criminals of Gotham City.
The season ended with a bizarre (and ill-advised) dream sequence episode, where Dick imagined the very worst case scenario of an unhinged Batman going on a murderous rampage against Gotham’s underworld. While Batman was shown in action, his face was never revealed (although it was martial artist Alain Moussi and stuntman Maxim Savarias in the cape and cowl).
Presumably, actually bringing in Bruce Wayne will reveal a little more nuance to the Dynamic Duo split that was so often referred to in the first season. There’s no word yet on whether Glen will actually appear in costume. Glen is just the latest actor to pick up a high profile DC role on Titans Season 2. He joins Joshua Orpin as Superboy and Esai Morales as Deathstroke. Presumably, there will be lots more on the way.
Titans Season 2 will arrive on DC Universe in Fall 2019. We have everything you need to know about the series right here. Glen, of course, will next be seen on Game of Thrones season 8, which premieres on April 14.