'Titans' Season 3: With Barbara Gordon joining the show, is it finally time for Dick to find true love?
Yes, 'Titans' is a show about a superhero team but we all know the main reason we watch it is for Brenton Thwaites's Dick Grayson, who finally became Nightwing at the end of Season 2. The first two seasons saw Dick struggling with questions of identity but now that that's been resolved, perhaps it's time for the young hero to finally find love again.
In the series, Dick has been with two people — Dawn Granger / Dove (Minka Kelly) and Koriand'r / Starfire (Anna Diop). Both of those relationships had their upsides but new reports suggest that Dick's one true love interest from the comics is on her way to the show.
"Our first episode will have a new character, and it will be Barbara Gordon," 'Titans' cinematographer and director Boris Mojsovski reportedly said in a Facebook interview. "We’re very excited, and there’s a new set."
Barbara Gordon, for those who don't know, is the daughter of Batman's staunch ally Commissioner James Gordon and the hero known as Batgirl. After the Joker paralyzed her from the waist down in Alan Moore's iconic story 'Batman: The Killing Joke', she became the wheelchair-bound Oracle, Batman's eyes and ears and the leader of the Birds of Prey (yes, that 'Birds of Prey').
Comic Book reports that the show is looking to cast an actress who uses a wheelchair to play the character so it looks like we'll be getting the Oracle version of Babs on the show and we're really hoping she'll have a romantic relationship with Dick. The two have dated on and off in the comics and their relationship was one of the best that Nightwing has had, better even than his legendary romance with Starfire, one might argue.
In DC Universe's 'Young Justice' animated series, which has heavily influenced 'Titans', Oracle and Nightwing are in a relationship and they are a pretty adorable couple. In the past, seeing Dick dating Barbara wouldn't have been high on our list of things we want to see in the show but now that he's developed enough as a person, it does seem like reuniting with an old friend who's faced her fair share of tragedy in life and kindling a romance would be a beautiful journey for Dick to undertake.
'Titans' Season 3 was scheduled to begin airing by Fall 2020 but with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the world and halting production, there's no telling when the show will begin filming.