First Look At Brenton Thwaites As Robin In ‘Titans’ Series
Last night, Warner Bros TV dropped the first photo of Brenton Thwaites (‘Home & Away’, ‘Maleficent’) as Robin in the new ‘Titans‘ series, which comes DC’s as-yet-untitled direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018.
Written and produced by Akiva Goldsman (‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘The Dark Tower’, ‘Fringe’), DC God Geoff Johns (‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’) and the Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti, the tv series centres around Dick Grayson, aka Batman’s partner, Robin. After years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor and father figure to his new family, the Titans. The show is based on DC’s ‘Teen Titans’ &‘Titans’ comic book series, which started in the late 60’s, and has gone through a number of team members since its inception.
What’s interesting is this shows Thwaites as Robin and not his later alter-ego, Nightwing. Given the premise of the series is Grayson getting out from Batman’s shadow, I suspect this means he will start off the series as Robin, then morph into Nightwing somewhere along the way.
Should also be noted, Grayson’s outfit for the tv series is modelled on the costume introduced with Tim Drake, the 3rd Robin, which is understandable. Whilst Burt Ward managed to make green shorts and tights work in Batman ’66, the combo doesn’t exactly gel with modern costume design. It’s something they have also been ret-conning in the comic books too.
This iteration of Robin’s superhero suit was designed by acclaimed costume designer Laura Jean Shannon. Her other work includes ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Blade: Trinity’, ‘Preacher’, and the upcoming ‘Black Lightning’ series. Here’s a slightly larger image for the costume:
We currently don’t know where ‘Titans‘ will end up in the UK. It’s still not entirely clear if the DC [still thinking of an awesome name] Digital Service is going to be only available in the US or if it will be worldwide. If the DC Service is worldwide, it’ll be another subscription to buy. If not, you can expect one of the traditional channels or streaming services to pick it up. We’ll bring you more updates as we get them.