DC Universe’s Titans is set to bring many iconic Teen Titans characters to life, and with a season two renewal already confirmed, that’s only going to keep going. But one character fans have wondered about is Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke. Despite his strong ties to the Titans, Deathstroke has been a part of DC’s plans for other projects. However, that isn’t going to stop Slade from coming to DC Universe.
At New York Comic-Con, producer Geoff Johns confirmed that Deathstroke will (eventually) make his presence felt on Titans. “You’ll see Deathstroke in Titans eventually, but it’ll be a new version. You’ll definitely see it in the show.” Jim Lee adds that Slade’s son, Joe Wilson/Jericho, will likely appear on the show too.
This news comes as Slade’s live action future has been unclear. The character has been a key recurring villain/sometimes ally on Arrow, but was recently pulled in order to focus on the big screen. Despite his post-credits scene in Justice League, plans to bring Deathstroke to the movies have been indefinite, with The Batman getting a rewrite and his solo film not moving forward. So, it’s good news to hear that he’ll be on Titans….even if it isn’t Manu Bennett in the role.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. Titans premieres on October 12th on DC Universe.
Source: Comic Book Resources