Warner Bros is moving full-steam ahead with their ‘Titans‘ series and we finally have our first look at the Dark Knight’s most iconic sidekick.
Finally, Warner Bros has shared the first image of Brenton Thwaites in-costume as the iconic Boy Wonder. For those that have not been keeping up with the news, a live-action Teen Titans series has been in the works for a long time having been in development by the same teams who brought us CW’s Arrow and The Flash. Although you shouldn’t hope to see the series running along side the others on the CW channel, instead Titans will be available only via Warner Bros & DC’s new streaming service next year some time.
Coming from costume designer Laura Jean Shannon (Iron Man, Blade: Trinity), it is clear that she has found a proper way to combine both the classic and modern styles of the iconic sidekick turned solo hero, although it definitely helps that Thwaites has the look that most would agree to be suitable for Grayson on the live-screen.
The plot synopsis, which you can read for yourself below, would see Robin teaming up with the likes of fellow Titans Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, “and many others”, with no word on whether or not that would include Cyborg like the recent Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! animated shows running on Cartoon Network.
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.
As mentioned above, the show is strictly tied down to yet another streaming service that you would need to purchase alongside others like Hulu, Netflix, or HBONow. Personally, I find it obnoxious that these services are starting to stack up but it doesn’t come unexpectedly so. Earlier this year, Star Trek: Discovery was met with high praise for the quality of the show itself but massive criticism that the first episode would be the only one to debut on network television with the rest to follow being exclusive to CBS’ All Access streaming service. Many decided that while the show was intriguing and well done, that it wasn’t worth the extra monthly charge. It’ll be interesting to see whether comic book fans stick to their guns on this one or if they instead would cave and give-in to paying WB the extra fee to watch some of their favorite DC heroes in action. We will just have to wait and see come some time next year.