Curran Walters debuted as Jason Todd//Robin/Red Hood on Titans in the first season of the series back in 2018. This also marked the Batman character’s live-action debut. Curran has certainly left his mark on the role and has already seen him through some dramatic changes – from Batman’s sidekick Robin to Red Hood. He loves playing the character and could see himself doing it for a long time, but he’s also got his eye on the horizon! At this year’s Motor City Comic Con, I had the opportunity to speak with Walters about Titans, a Red Hood solo project, and what he wants to do next.
Uday Kataria: So the first question I have for you is, obviously you’re the first person to originate the role of Jason Todd in live-action, so is it kind of daunting to know that you’re setting the tone for any future actors that are going to be playing that role?
Curran Walters: It’s quite a cool feeling to be honest because you know, you can take on the pressure and be nervous and everything, but I take it on, I love it. I’m here for the challenge and you know, to set that bar, so… it’s great.
UK: That’s good to know. Also, I know that last year there were rumors swirling about a solo Jason Todd movie or TV show, obviously, you wouldn’t be able to confirm or deny it-
CW: I have no idea! (laughs)
UK: …but is that something you’d be interested in?
CW: Of course! Of course. I love this character, you know, I grew up with this character now, so… that would be absolutely amazing, yeah.
UK: Can you give us any hint of where you’re going to go in season 4 of Titans after the end of season 3?
CW: Ohhhh… I can’t say too much, but… it’s gonna be a really good season. Very good season, yeah.
UK: And then finally, are there any roles you’re interested in exploring outside of the superhero world? Because I know that you’ve guest-starred in a couple of sitcoms, would you be interested in going back to that?
CW: I mean… you know, I think generally I would like to transition to the film world after this, and you know, do more dramas or serious indie movies or whatever so… but I would love to do Red Hood for the next 10 years if I could.
UK: I’m sure a lot of people are gonna be really happy to hear that!
CW: Exactly, yeah! That’s good, that’s good.
UK: All right, thank you so much for your time.
CW: Thank you so much, thank you!
That’s it for my interview with Curran Walters! Be sure to also check out my exclusive interview with Brenton Thwaites below.
But before you go, what do you think? Would you like to see Curran Walters in a Red Hood solo project? What do you want to see happen to his character in Titans going forward? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @mycosmiccircus!
NOTE: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.