Titans star Alan Ritchson has addressed leaving the role of Hawk and whether or not he would be willing to return to the show.
SPOILER ALERT FOR TITANS SEASON 3
Early on, the latest season of Titans saw one of its longtime characters depart the series. In the show, a bomb was strapped to the chest of Alan Ritchson’s Hawk and the Titans attempted to get it off him. At the last second, Red Hood was revealed to have tricked Dove into detonating the bomb, killing him. The moment itself was rather shocking as it turned Red Hood from just being a violent vigilante to a straight-up supervillain.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Alan Ritchson discussed the death of his character on Titans and whether or not he would be willing to return to the show:
“I spoke with the producers and writers before leaving, and was just very humbled by how gracious they were and how open-ended they left the conversation. ‘Would you ever come back if we wanted to have you back?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely. I don’t know if they’ll ever feel like servicing Hank and that Hawk-Dove storyline again, but I do love where we left it. I think it’s really beautiful. This journey that Hawk was on mirrored my own life in such an eerie way. His ups and his downs really, I don’t know who was channeling who, but it just seemed to really parallel where I’ve been in my journey, and the fact that he sort of crossed over, and he’s made peace with that, and he’s now living in a world where he has committed to continuing to help people and accept that.”
Here is the official synopsis for Titans season three:
“Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats.”
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Minka Kelly as Dove, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Joshua Orpin as Superboy, Chelsea Zhang as Rose, Curran Walters as Red Hood, and Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly