Titans season 3 is finally here and it brings with it Red Hood’s violent rise. We’ve known for some time that Jason Todd would undergo his transformation into Red Hood, and now we’ve actually seen it. The first three episodes have already aired on HBO Max and now the showrunner is discussing what’s gone down.
Jason Todd went through a lot last year on Titans. He was tortured by Deathstroke, used by Deathstroke’s Daughter, and ended up feeling betrayed by his team. He went back to Gotham, and it seems like he hasn’t been having a great time there either.
Things came to a head in the Titans season 3 premiere when he was seemingly beaten to death with a crowbar. The Joker showed him no mercy, and Bruce Wayne also kind of ended up losing his mind. All of this leads to Jason becoming the murderous Red Hood.
Greg Walker, Titans showrunner, discussed all of this with Collider recently. Walker actually feels bad for everything he’s put Jason through but thinks Jason has crossed too many lines to be redeemed. Here’s what he had to say to Collider.
“It’s a good question. And I think the answer to that question begins by looking at where he is at the end of Season 2, where there, he’s in exile from the times after the trauma that he experienced through his ordeal with Deathstroke, and the kind of follow-up to the Titans. In many ways, Jason Todd’s always a tragic character, and struggling not to be one. He’s basically a foster kid, and a kid of the streets, who wants to find someone who believes in him and is struggling to find acceptance throughout his whole life.” he said.
He then went on to say, “He reminds me of a lot of people I know [who] were sort of kind of struggling with that same challenge. And he thought he’d found it with Bruce, and then he thought he found it with the Titans. And the struggle for acceptance, and his inability to find it in a way that’s meaningful. And some bad breaks, honestly, that he got, result in him having to kind of find acceptance in the hands of someone who has a different… who doesn’t have good intentions for him. So it felt like the right time to kind of segue that with the villain that we were using this season.”
You can catch the first three episodes of Titans season 3 on HBO Max right now, where you can witness Jason’s descent for yourself!
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