Warning: the following contains spoilers for the second episode of DC Universe’s Titans.
The second episode of Titans titled “Hawk and Dove” served as an introduction to Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as DC Comics’ crimefighting couple, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, aka Hawk and Dove. The crimefighting duo is looking to pull one last job and leave the superhero life behind when Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) shows up at their door with Rachel (Teagan Croft) looking for help. But Dick’s arrival unearths a whole lot of baggage from the past and when the Nuclear family tracks them to Hawk and Dove’s apartment, all hell breaks loose.
The result: a seemingly dying Dove after she’s thrown from a rooftop while facing off with the Nuclear dad. But fans excited to see more of the hero can rest assured as the producers have confirmed Dove will indeed survive her fall. Speaking with TV Line, showrunner Greg Walker teased the character’s fate:
“If you’re a TV fan, you’re going to be open to any possibility — and with Minka Kelly, you’re going to want to see a lot of her.”
But executive producer Akiva Goldsman jumped in to confirm Dove is still alive and will serve in a key role throughout the first season:
“Hang on, because Dove’s got a real part to play in this season. She’s not dead.”
Walker went on to comment on the bond that was seen beginning to form between Rachel and Dove in the episode, as well as her struggle to reconnect with Dick after the two were romantically involved years ago:
“Rachel was just starting to find a real affinity with Dawn that she hadn’t found with anybody else, and that draws her to have deeper relationships with people. It’s a relationship she can’t really have yet with Dick, and it opens up our world in terms of emotions.”
But don’t expect to see Dove back on her feet just yet. The hero is going to need some time to recover. And with Hank at her bedside in the hospital, the broken down vigilante is going to find himself much more vulnerable than he’s been in the past:
“Vulnerability is something that Hank has a hard time with. Hank has learned to protect himself by putting up some pretty high walls.”
Ritchson went on to explain that vulnerability is “probably something that other guys are better at,” and that because Dove’s life now hangs in the balance, Hawk may respond more desperate or reckless than he would have before as the story unfolds:
“The only thing that matters to him is Dove, really. So if there’s a sense that he’s going to lose that, well, we all do crazy things when we’re desperate. And he starts to get a little desperate as this story unfolds.”
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
Titans is now streaming on DC Universe.
Source: TV Line
New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.