Batman’s sidekick is ready to take center stage. Recently, Warner Bros. TV released a first look (see above) at Robin in their upcoming TV show Titans, TVLine reports.
From DC Comics, the live-action drama “follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe.” The cast includes Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Teagan Croft as Raven, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, and Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach..
Titans is slated to debut on DC’s upcoming streaming service in 2018.
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TITANS stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson (aka Robin).
· The Robin super suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jungle Book, among others
· TITANS is set to debut in 2018 on the DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, TITANS is an all-new live-action drama series that follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. TITANS is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.”
What do you think? Are you a DC Comics fan? Will you watch Titans?
Since none of the current DC series based on DC comics come anywhere close to adapting them verbatim, don’t anticipate anything in this series doing so. And that costume is as ugly as any of those featured in DC’s current series or movies, way too dark, textured, overdetailed (buckles and zippers aplenty!) and completely impractical. (And why can’t any Hollywood costume designers create an attractive domino mask?) In other words, just as expected.
It might be that Thwaites will only appear as Robin in flashbacks. In the comics, Dick Grayson had abandoned his Robin identity for Nightwing by the time he had entered his 20s.