UPDATE: According to Variety, Savannah Welch has been cast as Barbara Gordon for season 3 of Titans
While Matt Reeves’ The Batman is quickly shaping up, it seems that DC Universe’s Titans is also following suit as a new Titan looks set to join the team in the upcoming Season 3.
Our sources have recently revealed that Warner Bros/DC is looking to cast none other than Barbara Gordon aka Oracle for a recurring role in the streaming show’s third season.
Barbara Gordon is best known as the teenage daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon who develops a taste for vigilantism and becomes the first Batgirl, before being paralyzed in an iconically tragic page of 1988’s Batman: The Killing Joke by the Clown Prince of Crime himself The Joker and thus becoming the wheelchair-bound superhero Oracle.
The casting call seems to indicate that when we meet this incarnation of Barbara Gordon she will have already gone through the trauma of her paralysis and either has already become or will become Oracle during the season.
Another insight that our sources have gifted us is that Barbara’s father Jim Gordon, who has yet to appear in the series but in Trigon’s alternate reality created for Dick Grayson in the Season 1 finalé was mentioned as deceased, is in fact deceased in the main Titans continuity. Although our source did not detail the circumstances of his death, so whether or not this was what spurs Barbara to become Oracle is currently unknown.
Barbara Gordon has rarely been portrayed in live-action, a variation of Batgirl called Barbara Wilson, the niece of Alfred Pennyworth, appeared in 1997’s Batman & Robin and Barbara’s tragic transition from Batgirl to Oracle was shown in the 2002 series Birds of Prey.
Titans is based on the teen superhero team of DC Comics and recently ended its second season with Dick Grayson becoming Nightwing, the death of Donna Troy and the Earthly arrival of Starfire’s villainous sister Blackfire.
Titans Season 3 is set to hit DC Universe later this year.