DC’s Titans TV Series Casting Call Hints At Solstice

A new casting call for DC’s Titans hints that a fairly obscure member of the Teen Titans could be the latest character to join the show. The live-action series, originally in development at TNT, will now premiere exclusively on DC Comics‘ upcoming digital service.

Titans has already rounded out its core cast of characters, with Brenton Thwaites playing Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r/Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan/Beast Boy. Plus, this team of four will be joined by recurring stars Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall/Hawk and Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger/Dove. Now, while Trigon and Wonder Girl have already been rumored for Titans, a new casting call hints at another DC Comics character.

That Hashtag Show reported the casting call and their speculations as to who the character might be on their website and in a video (seen above) posted on their YouTube channel. The smart money seems to be on Solstice – a character created by writer J.T. Krul and artist Nicola Scott.

MONICA SAINI – Female, early 20s-early 30s, East Indian. Has the mentality of a survivor and the scars along with it. Unsettled and a little unusual. Orphan. Limited dialogue in her first appearance. Must be familiar with Hindi. POSSIBLY RECURRING GUEST STAR

First appearing in a montage of future events in Teen Titans #88 (Vol. 3) in October 2010, Kiran Singh made her first speaking appearance one month later in Teen Titans #89. The daughter of two archaeologists who mysteriously disappeared while on a dig, Kiran went off looking for them on her own. The Teen Titans were called in to aid in the search, as one of the the Singh’s colleagues, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, was the mother of Cassandra Sandsmark, a.k.a. Wonder Girl. It was later revealed that Cassandra and Kiran were friends and already aware of one-another’s secret identities and powers, having shared an adventure in a Wonder Girl #1 one-shot, which revealed Kiran’s light powers and her chosen code name of Solstice.

Sadly, Kiran’s time in the Teen Titans was cut short by The New 52 reboot of 2011. Kiran was eventually reintroduced into the new Teen Titans series, but in a drastically different form. Whereas Kiran had previous looked like an ordinary human and radiated a golden light when she used her powers, the new Solstice had pitch-black skin traced with dim blue lights and glowing blue eyes. She also emitted a thick black smoke whenever she used her powers, but still retained her cheerful and optimistic attitude, despite suffering severe pain while being experimented on by the secretive organization NOWHERE. Sadly, despite the promise the character showed, she disappeared into limbo following recent efforts to restore the classic Teen Titans line-up in the lead-up to DC Rebirth.

It is this tortured background coupled with an East Indian heritage that has led to the speculation that Solstice is coming to Titans. Whether the prognostications of the comics gurus are accurate or not, it is heartening to see DC Comics attempting to present a more diverse line-up of characters in their live-action series.

Titans debuts in 2018 on the DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

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