IGN got an exclusive sneak peek at Superboy in action from Titans Season 2, episode 6, titled “Conner,” which airs tomorrow.
In the episode, Conner Kent escapes from Cadmus Labs and emerge into the world for the first time as a free agent. With Krypto in tow, Conner’s search for the truth about his past leads him to Lionel Luthor (guest star Peter MacNeill), Lex Luthor’s father, and Cadmus geneticist Eve Watson (guest star Genevieve Angelson). Eve informs Conner of his true heritage and sends him on a path of self-discovery, examining his own identity and inherent impulses.
It looks as though this take on Conner Kent hews closely to the character’s development on Young Justice, down to his costume or lack thereof (see side by side above).
In a moment of question, Conner chooses to act heroically and finds himself face-to-face with the Titans.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Brenton Thwaites (Dick Grayson) said of his and Conner’s relationship: “There’s a part of Superboy that Dick sees in himself. Superboy is someone who is also struggling with identity and a search for friends and family. He seems lost, he seems confused, and I think Dick [recognizes] he was just like that when he was a boy. Naturally, he wants to help him and do things for him that weren’t done for himself.”
New episodes of Titans debut Fridays on DC Universe in the US.