Not only is the upcoming DC Universe series, 'Titans' a launchpad for the classic Teen Titans characters (with a much darker and altered tone) but also the show promises to bring to limelight popular comics characters, who haven't had much success in the cinematic iterations. Case in point, Hawk and Dove, the fictional superhero pair who existed in multiple incarnations in the comic book universe, even made several recurring and guest appearances.
In DC's 'Titans' though, the duo - with contrasting personalities and diametrically opposed ideologies - will be seen taking their place alongside other prominent characters like Robin aka Dick Grayson, Raven aka Rachel Roth, Starfire, and Beast Boy. Such is the anticipations for the series that, even before the series premiere on October 12, speculations have already begun on possible expansions of this newly-conceived DC Universe.
One way to do so is with spinoffs. With 'Titans' already renewed for a second season, fans are riding high on the hopes of seeing Hawk and Dove aka Hank Hall and Dawn Granger star in their own series. Not much is known at the moment about their relationship or the nature of these characters in the show, but just the thought of a Hawk and Dove spinoff is enough to send fans and stars of the series wild with imagination.
Actress Minka Kelly, who portrays Dove in 'Titans' even opened up about the possibilities recently, dishing on her true feelings if she was actually offered her own show.
"I love being a part of the 'Titans,' but to have a spinoff would be a huge honor. If that's what the fans want, I would be honored, of course. I think Alan [Ritchson] and I would kill it," Kelly said, echoing the feelings previously expressed by Ritchson, who brings Hawk to life in the upcoming series. "I'd happily say yes," he had said, before joking about weathering the troubles that come with slipping into his superhero costume. "It's a lot of abuse on the body and a lot of days not peeing. I think I would do it, I'd take one for the team."
And looks like it's Ritchson alone who is troubled with his superhero costume. As is the case with any comic book-based adaptation, one of the biggest challenges is to make the bookish characteristics appear life-like, which includes wearing a larger-than-life costume and moving freely and kicking ass.
However, if you are expecting to see these characters don their logo and signature colors from the first very episode, you might be a tad bit disappointed. Following the forthcoming premiere of the show this week, there would be some time before these DC heroes actually brandish their weapons and superhero costumes.
"Our story takes its time. It takes its time, it's an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone's always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It's a ride, and it's a fun one," Anna Diop, who plays Starfire, dished about the 'Titans'.
The series premieres on Friday, October 12 on DC Universe, Warner Bros' newly launched streaming platform.