"F--- Batman," Robin (Brenton Thwaites) uttered within the first five minutes of DC's gritty live-action take on the famed Teen Titans comics. That bitter sentiment threaded through Titans' first season, as the embattled superhero grappled with feelings of both a deep love for his former mentor and abandonment over the Dark Knight's wildly different approach to crimefighting.
In Season 2, he'll have to confront those issues head-on. The series is bringing in Game of Thrones star Iain Glen to play Bruce Wayne, Deadline reports. Hardened from years and years of vigilantism, this version of the iconic character is older, more cynical and not so friendly. No word yet on whether or not we'll see Wayne suit up as the Caped Crusader, but expect some profanity-lain arguments between Wayne and his disgruntled protege — once Robin regains control of his mind, that is.
Wayne's arrival coincides with the events of the Season 1 finale, which saw Robin's eyes turn black like Raven's (Teagan Croft) following one bizarre dream. The brutal sequence featured an unhinged Batman embarking on a violent murder spree while trying to bring down the Joker, once and for all. That fictionalized narrative felt all too real and Kroll, Raven's demonic father, convinced Robin to finally embrace the darkness he'd been fighting all season, suggesting he's now under the dark lord's thrall.
With both Robin and Raven presumably teaming up with the same guy who destroyed Starfire's (Anna Diop) home world, it's safe to say the rest of the Titans are going to need some extra hands. Given his experience and an expansive arsenal of high-tech weapons, Wayne certainly fits the bill.
But Wayne is not the only familiar face headed to the series next season. A post-credit sequence also teased the arrival of a totally jacked Super Boy and his trusted pal Krypto the Dog. Yeah, this show is nuts but in the best way.
DC's Titans is expected to return next fall.