The Titans TV series on the DC Universe streaming service is already loaded with DC superheroes. It’s as classic a lineup of the team as you can expect, reminiscent of the comics, the beloved Teen Titans animated series, and arguably the best Titans-related thing to ever hit the screen, Young Justice. A couple of characters from that Young Justice era are still notably absent (including Kid Flash), but one of them made a cameo at the end of the season one finale: Superboy.
No, not young Superman. Instead, we’re talking about Conner Kent, a clone made from DNA from Superman and…another donor, whose identity is a massive spoiler if you don’t already know. This Superboy first appeared in the classic Reign of the Supermen story, as one of the four “replacements” who appeared in the wake of Superman’s death. The character has been mostly absent from DC Comics over the last few years, although he has recently made his way back into continuity, and is a regular in the new Young Justice comic book series.
Titans fans got their first look at a shadowy, nude Superboy in the post-credits scene of the Titans season one finale, breaking out of a Cadmus lab and rescuing a certain canine friend. That’s clearly going to be a big thread in Titans season 2, as Joshua Orpin has just been cast as Conner Kent. He’ll be the first actor to play the role in live action.
Here’s the official character description:
“Superboy, aka Conner Kent, is the angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.”
And here’s a look at Mr. Orpin in case anyone wants to start fitting him for a black t-shirt and some boot cut jeans…
There’s still no word on when Titans season 2 will arrive, but we expect it in late 2019. Now, let’s get on to more important matters…which very good boy will be cast as Krypto for this season?