While the fate of HBO Max has already been sealed, it looks to be business as usual for now with the return of Titans on the horizon. The comic book series will return with its fourth season on the streamer later this year. Entertainment Weekly has the first details on the Titans’ return as well as some exciting casting news that could give us a hint into who could be a major player this season.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed that actor Titus Welliver will make his debut as Lex Luthor this season after being teased for quite some time now. Showrunner Greg Walker dished on Welliver’s arrival, revealing the actor to be a massive comic book fan, especially of George Perez and Marv Wolfman’s beloved run on the Teen Titans.
“You usually have to do this whole dog-and-pony show to get an actor to do the show, But when I called to kind of lure him in, I could barely get a word in. We were talking on the phone and he was just walking through his library, telling me about all his Wolfman/Perez Titans editions. He’s a giant, giant fan. He’d watched every episode of the show, and could tell me about certain stories, certain shots. It was the most unexpected call I’ve ever had.Greg Walker
Luthor is sure to add an interesting dynamic to the team as the Titans make their way back to Titans tower in San Francisco. While talking to EW, Walker also teased just what makes this Lex tick, and what sets him apart from any other foe the team has come to face.
“He has a very sensitive, thoughtful approach to evil and power. You know what he’s done, what he’s capable of doing, except like many of those people, he’s personable. He doesn’t have a cat on his lap. Yeah. He’s curious, which I think is very interesting about his character. He wants to know about people and what makes them tick, and how they’re different from him. He sees the world through the lens both of his own power and his own inadequacy, and tries to compensate for both.”Greg Walker
One of Conner’s most defining character traits in the history of his character would be his dual nature, being of human and Kryptonian biology, the character has never known where he fits. Luthor’s arrival really pushes the spotlight on Conner, finally making him come face to face with the person who is responsible for his existence and has him face the truth.
“We’re really going deeper in all these characters and shaking them up, What shakes Conner up is an identity story. He’s explored his Superman self, but he has not really explored his Lex self. What does that mean when you do? What happens when you give that self the keys to the car? Does it start driving the wrong way at rush hour 100 miles an hour?”Greg Walker
Although no specific date has been announced just yet, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the fourth season will indeed premiere in sometime in November.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly