Yes, we’ve already seen star Brenton Thwaites geared up as Robin, but a pair of new photos from the anticipated live-action Titans series shows the young hero after he’s thrown down with a villain or three. Even better, one of the photos gives us first look at his costume in its entirety.
The outfit’s design appears to be taking its cues from DC Comics’ Tim Drake version of the hero along with the popular Arkham Asylum video games. Not only does it eschew the hero’s traditional brightly-colored hues for muted reds, greens and yellows, it leans heavily into the idea that this is less a costume or uniform and more full-on battle armor. Judging by the nicks, scrapes and dings seen not only on the outfit but on Dick Grayson’s face, it does its job well.
Titans, based on the various incarnations of DC Comics’ beloved Teen Titans teams, is scheduled to debut in 2018 on DC’s direct-to-consumer digital service, DC Universe.
Along with the photos, Warner Bros. has released an updated official synopsis for the series: “Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.”
The Titans series was first announced as in development in 2014, at the time targeted for TNT. Later, news broke that it had moved to DC’s digital service, along with Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the fan-favorite animated series, which is making its return in 2018 after ending in 2013. Since then, a Harley Quinn animated series has been announced for the service, along with a live-action Swamp Thing show and a Doom Patrol series, which will spin directly out of Titans‘ first season.
Titans is based on the young superhero team Teen Titans, whose modern revamp debuted in 1982’s The New Teen Titans #1 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Produced by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman, Titans will feature the DC Comics characters Dick Grayson aka Robin (Brenton Thwaites) who is the celebrated sidekick to Batman, Koriand’r / Starfire (Anna Diop), Garfield Logan / Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Raven (Teagan Croft), Hank Hall / Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dawn Granger / Dove (Minka Kelly).
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