Titans: Joshua Orpin cast as Superboy in DC Universe series


Australian actor from Melbourne, Joshua Orpin, is cast in the role of Superboy in Titans on DC Universe.

While Berlanti and Co. are on the lookout for their mob of villains including one cast breakdown of the dubious and “mercurial” Superman villain, ‘Dax’, DC Universe has their very own Superboy in Joshua Orpin, the Australian native from Melbourne, forTitans.

Yes, the Aussie theater actor hailing from the esteemed Western Academy of Performing Arts, reported by Deadline, will be playing the role of Conner Kent/Kon-El/Superboy in the second season of the series, Titans. Not much is quite known of Orpin, as he is mostly known from TV, from Down Under and theater productions including A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Matchmaker, The Tempest and The Diary of Anne Frank.

It was to be expected Warner Bros. would opt for a relatively unknown figure as half of the main cast, two of which, are Aussie natives too were mainly known from television. Only Ryan Potter of Big Hero 6 and Anna Diop, who wrapped up her role on 24 Legacy, were a bit higher in profile.

Orpin will be portraying the modern interpretation of Superboy as that alias is almost a misnomer in DC Comics as it has a confusing history. While Clark Kent also known as Kal-El, the Superman, who first appeared as that alias in More Fun Comics No. 101 in 1945, which explored his high school years in Smallville, Kansas, Orpin will be portraying the genetically engineered clone of Superman, who made his debut in The Adventures of Superman No. 500 during the summer of 1993. Ah… the 90s.

During the revamp of DC’s continuity in the New 52, this Superboy, also Kon-El, also Conner, was a recreation of Superman and Lois Lane’s son by Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. from an alternate timeline rather than a Kryptonian/human hybrid of Supes and Lex Luthor.

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Titans stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Lindsey Gort, Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Ryan Potter, Dwain Murphy, Jake Michaels, April Bowlby and Bruno Bichir. Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti write the series. Johns, Goldsman, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett are executive producers. Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions are producing the series, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Titans season one is currently on DC Universe and streaming worldwide on Netflix.