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First Titans Season Three Pics Reveal Scarecrow, Barbara Gordon

June 20, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Titans Scarecrow Vincent Kartheiser

Scarecrow and Barbara Gordon are heading to Titans for season three, and the first pics of both are online. EW has posted the first photos of Vincent Kartheiser as Dr. Jonathon Crane and Savannah Welch as Barbara, the former Batgirl who is now the Commissioner of Gotham City PD in the show. You can see them in the gallery below.

Showrunner Greg Walker told EW that Crane in the show will work with the Gotham PD, noting a similarity to Silence of the Lambs. “Think Hannibal Lecter,” Walker said. “He’s been given the opportunity to opine on ways to stop villains, and a villain breaks out in Gotham and it draws [Dick Grayson] to work with him … So much of our show is about becoming a family and the fears that people have as they grow older and get older. Crane seems to be, in many ways, a perfect villain in that he exploits fear. The human mind and heart becomes the battlefield. This is someone who’s working off your feelings, and your emotions, and that’s where we want to live.”

As for Barbara’s appearance, Walker said, “In our story with Dick returning to Gotham – and Gotham is a huge character this season – it’s about sons and daughters, [and] stepping into the shadow of your parents. Barbara is going to be conflicted by Dick’s arrival. Barbara’s feeling is that the legacy of Bruce and Jim has been this idea that she thinks is antiquated and inefficient: the God syndrome, meaning that superheroes create the situation where they’re the heroes. They drop in on a situation, solve it, and then they leave. And she feels that basically disempowers people from solving their own problems and that the people of Gotham need to figure out how to solve their own problems and not be passive victims waiting for a superhero to save the day.”

He continued, “Gotham brings out leadership qualities that [Dick] has to assess to see whether they’re his own – true Nightwing – or are they patterns [inherited from] a father who he needs to differentiate himself from?”

Titans will premiere its third season on HBO Max on August 12th.

Titans Season 3 First-Look Photos

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