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– by Emmanuel Gomez

2018 is right around the corner and with that is supposed to be the arrival of DC’s direct to consumer digital service. One of the shows that is set to be featured on that service is Titans, which is based on DC Comics’ Teen Titans. The team will include Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven, Hawk and Dove. Today Warner Bro’s Television has given us our first look at the leader of the Titans in costume, Dick Grayson aka Robin.

Brenton Thwaites is set to play Grayson in the series. He recently starred last summer in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Looking at the image, we can see that this takes a lot of inspiration from another Robin’s costume, Tim Drake, Batman’s third Robin. The costume was designed by Laura Jean Shannon who has worked on films like Iron Man, Scott Pilgram vs. The World, this month’s upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and over at the CW Black Lightning.

The series was first announced in development back in 2014 for TNT, but later was moved over to DC’s upcoming digital service which will include the third season of the animated series Young Justice: Outsiders as well as the recently announced Harley Quinn animated series. What is exciting about this series is that DC’s Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and long time comic book writer Geoff Johns, including DC Comic’s Rebirth Event Doomsday Clock, is going to be writing for this series. The show’s executive producers are Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Here is the official synopsis of Titans:

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.”

The show will also star Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Minka Kelly as Dove and Alan Ritchson as Hawk. It is only a matter of time before we get the opportunity to get a look at the other members of the team. Based on this first image what do you think of this look for Robin? If you don’t like it, what would you change? Let us know below!

Warner Bros. Television’s Titans is set to debut on DC’s digital streaming service sometime 2018.

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Source: Warner Bros. Television

  • WTFITBS

    Boooooo…..

    DC should just stick to making animated films, which they do very well.

    Their TV shows are embarrassingly low budget and can’t include Batman at all which is dumb. If the most interesting character in the story cant even appear in any show then there’s not much to draw people in.

    Their films can only get better from this point. I’m hoping that Snyder is done with 100% creative control of upcoming films.

    • SaiyanHeretic

      I couldn’t disagree more. DC TV shows might not be high art, but they are more consistently entertaining than their movies lately, of which only Wonder Woman was unambiguously good and well-made. The recent ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ four hour event was a better Justice League movie than the actual Justice League movie. The only one I don’t watch is ‘Gotham’, but people have been saying it got a lot better after the first bland season.

      Also, it’s not a given that Batman can’t show up in the CW shows. Bruce Wayne got name-dropped in ‘Arrow’ recently, and Supergirl has discussed her cousin’s “brooding friend.” (Themyscira was also briefly shown in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.) If these shows continue to perform well, it’s likely we’ll get to see more of the DC Trinity, like how Superman was finally allowed to be an actual presence in ‘Supergirl’ after they went to great pains to keep him off camera in season one.

      • randomironicname

        Gotham is significantly better than the CW shows. It certainly has better acting, writing and production. I enjoyed the EarthX crossover but good grief I can not understand how people watch Supergirl on a regular basis.

      • WTFITBS

        I’ve your comment and I don’t understand what parts of my comment that you disagree with.

  • randomironicname

    Suit looks good! Head seems a bit off, I think it might be the haircut. That doo looks like he should be modelling for JCPenney.

    • WTFITBS

      Shouldn’t he be Nightwing by now?

      • randomironicname

        Yeah, I suppose so. This guy looks like he is in his 20s so a bit old to be rocking the green underoos.

        • WTFITBS

          That’s what DC did by messing up the timeline something awful. If it’s in sync with Batman vs. Superman then this is after “A Death In The Family” story line because Jason Todd’s vandalized suit can be seen in a showcase in the Batcave. Also, in order for this to still be the Titans, Robin would be around 15-16 years old and the rest of the league would all be high school age as well, disregarding inter-dimensional and space beings such as Starfire and Raven. This Robin which is Dick Grayson is well in his twenties which should make him Nightwing by now since he adopted that moniker soon after departing Batman’s side and finding out about his replacement, Jason Todd.

          Also, if this was in the pipe for ahile now, why in the heck was Cyborg used in Justice League? He is an original member of Teen Titans and should have been saved for the show and his slot could have been better used by Green Lantern.

          Also, is Slade Wilson/Deathstroke showing up at all after being in Arrow and the cinematic expanded universe?

          • Scott Caudill

            ” why in the heck was Cyborg used in Justice League?” Because they needed a black guy on the team and the Green Lantern left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.

          • randomironicname

            They could have used John Stewart and I think GL would have fit better into the team they had than cyborg.

          • Nattown

            GL would have required too much of a backstory. Cyborg was boring and plain enough, including his origin, to just plug and play.

          • randomironicname

            Yeah, I guess chalk that up to not enough world building before the team-up. GL would have been less CGI though to counter the time it would have taken to explain him.

          • randomironicname

            Yeah, now you’ve made me think more about it and it will be really odd to see someone this old wearing a boyish costume while sporting a five o’clock shadow. Definitely should have found a younger actor regardless of whatever timeline or universe they are placing this in.

          • Bruce Norris

            Go back and look at the original comic from the 1980s with artist George Perez. Dude is like, 23/25.

          • randomironicname

            Ehh, I would maybe say that the cartoon has overshadowed that era at this point. Looking at the art you mentioned I would say that I definitely don’t want that version. You’re correct that he looks to be in his 20s but he also wears a tiny green banana hammock to show off his muscular legs. That’s a little too Ace and Gary to play to today’s audience.

          • Bruce Norris

            To be fair, everyone’s costume was kinda funky…and I don’t mean that in a good way. At some point he did take on the Nightwing moniker and costume.

            IMHO, skewing the cast older, like the 80’s, could make for better drama on the show. Something’s gotta happen between fighting the “villain(s) of the week.

          • randomironicname

            I can see that for story telling but I think that the character just works best as either an adult Nightwing or a teen boy wonder. The adult boy wonder just doesn’t play which is why we haven’t seen it in 25 years.

          • Bruce Norris

            Gotta agree on that. Still, when ya like a character you deal with whatever ; )

          • Raoul Duke

            Dude, go outside. There are girls. And boys. Whatever your thing is.

          • WTFITBS

            ????, Not quite sure if that was a jab towards me. If so, that was weak.

  • Victor Roa

    uhhhhh, I don’t know man, been waiting for a Robin decades. Digital service kinda says doom, but maybe not, it could work, it could work. Let me put it this way, it doesn’t look as good as arrow but it looks better than Gotham….. so somewhere there is where I’d honestly be down to watch it.
    WAIT WAIT WAIT….. AKIVA GOLDSMITH, he’s on this, I had to walk out on DaVinci Code he’s still getting work?

    • Fluke Skycrawler

      Yea, and he was responsible for Batman and Robin and Batman Forever. Expect this series to have terrible humor

      • Victor Roa

        well that’s the obvious reason why he returns, but he’s done like Dark Tower, Davinci Code, Lost in Space, iRobot, Insurgent, king arthur the new Star Trek TV seires, The Schumacher Batman films look classy next to Transformers.

  • Yerko Vidal Cvitanic

    I like it, it´s the INJUSTICE 2 ROBIN

  • suckit15694

    cool pic . but will people not just illegally stream this ? also this will have nothing to do with the cinematic universe ?