With 'Doom Patrol' crossing over into 'Titans', could this spell even more superpowered collaborations for DC?
With fans seeing their favorite comic books coming alive in real-time, we may be in for some epic crossovers!
After the release of 'Doom Patrol', and DC slowly nailing live-action franchises, it may come as no surprise that DC is looking forward to releasing more live-action shows this year, which may include 'Swamp Thing', 'Star Girl' and an adult-animation featuring Harley Quinn as well.
'Titans', which comprises Raven, Wonder Girl, Dick Grayson (Robin), Jason Todd (the new Robin), Starfire, and Beast Boy, saw the latter actually being part of 'Doom Patrol' before joining the 'Titans' in their series.
Episode 4 of 'Titans' saw Raven making a break for it through the woods, only to meet a green colored tiger, who then changes back into the green haired boy, Gar Logan (Beast Boy), she'd met at an arcade earlier. Fans are well aware of the relationship between Beast Boy and Raven in the comic, and we're introduced to the start of their budding romance in this series. With Beast Boy's soft corner for Raven, he volunteered to help her out by taking her to the place where he was nurtured.
Lo and behold, he walks her right up to the house of 'Doom Patrol'!
The 'Doom Patrol' team comprising Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matthew Zuk), Chief (Timothy Dalton) and lastly, Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), the latter wasn't introduced in the 'Titans', so we can totally expect her entry into this series in a grand fashion.
This episode is important for both series, as it interconnects both series seamlessly, with the viewer being introduced to the origins of Beast Boy, one of the main team members of 'Titans', although it is not his canonical origin story.
While directors and story writers may have tweaked the story (a little too much for some fans), Beast Boy's origin is still more canonical than the 'Young Justice' storyline, where he received his powers through a blood transfusion from Miss Martian.
Beast Boy is the important link here, as he moves from 'Doom Patrol' to 'Titans', thereby ensuring more crossovers in the DC universe, somewhere along the lines of the 'Arrowverse'.
Another important factor to be noted is the presence of Cyborg in 'Doom Patrol'. While his loyalty in the DC Universe lies with the 'Titans', he's always had a back and forth between the 'Justice League' and the 'Titans', not really cementing himself anywhere.
With Cyborg now being part of 'Doom Patrol', we can already hear fans cribbing about how he's not meant to be there. Though they are right in a way, Cyborg shifting teams many times over would spell catastrophe in any series continuum.
Fans already love the fact that Cyborg is tied to New Genesis tech, with the Motherbox bringing him into being, and it makes more sense than the backward human tech he was associated with before the 'New 52' storyline came into play.
With 'Doom Patrol' premiering on February 15, it seems to be one of the best years for DC fans. Fans can watch the teaser trailer below, and their favorite series will be available for streaming exclusively on www.dcuniverse.com.