As if the cast of Titans’ new season wasn’t already stacked enough, the show is bringing a third Robin into the mix. Variety is reporting that British actor Jay Lycurgo has joined the series as Tim Drake.
Named after Batman director Tim Burton, Tim made his first appearance in the pages of Batman #436 in 1989. It was revealed that he was in the audience at the circus the night that Dick Grayson’s parents were murdered. Eventually, he discovered Dick and Bruce Wayne’s secret identities on his own. Within the next year, Tim became the Dark Knight’s latest sidekick, succeeding Dick and Jason Todd as the third Robin.
Tim has shown up several times in animated form over the years, most notably in The New Batman Adventures. However, Lycurgo will be the first actor to play him in live-action. According to Titans’ description of the character, Tim is “a streetwise kid who’s managed to grow up on the toughest streets without losing his indelible belief in heroism. His easy-going demeanor is backed up by a near-genius mind, a natural detective with a perception of detail far beyond his years.”
Lycurgo doesn’t have a lot of screen credits to his name. But interestingly enough, we recently saw him in a preview for a completely different DC adaptation. He appeared as one of the Joker-inspired goons in the teaser for Matt Reeves’ The Batman. You can see him on the far right in the image below.
Tim Drake isn’t the only DC Comics staple making his way to Titans later this year. Savannah Welch is also making her series debut as Barbara Gordon, now Gotham’s police commissioner. The new season will also show Jason Todd (Curran Walters) becoming Red Hood.
HBO Max still hasn’t set a premiere date for Titans season 3.
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