DC Universe’s Titans has cast Ozark actor Esai Morales as fan-favourite character Deathstroke, assassin and Titans leader Dick Grayson’s archenemy.

Titans launched its first season last year, following Batman’s former sidekick Robin a.k.a. Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and his band of heroes, Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft) and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter).

This line-up was introduced to the pages of DC Comics in 1980, and it didn’t take long for Marv Wolfman and George Perez, the team behind the team, to find their signature antagonist, as Deathstroke the Terminator was introduced in the second issue of The New Teen Titans back in December 1980.

The Titans bio for the character reads: “Slade Wilson is known for being DC’s deadliest assassin. While serving his country, Slade became an elite soldier before government testing enhanced his physiology to near superhuman levels, putting him on a path of darkness and revenge. To his family, Slade is a father and husband, but to the rest of the world, he is feared by many as the infamous Deathstroke; selling his services to the highest bidder as the ruthless assassin that never gives up and never misses.”

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