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Titans' Beast Boy Actor Scolds Racist Fans for Harassing Starfire Actress


Titans actor Ryan Potter has criticized fans for their racist remarks about costar Anna Diop. When a set photo showing Diop’s Starfire leaked back April, people were quick to turn to the internet and express their anger about her new look. While some critiques were legitimate concerns about what looked like a the less than faithful adaption to the comic book character, others were insulting jabs at the actress’ appearance. A segment of vocal fans sent Diop a series of derogatory comments telling her that a person of color shouldn’t be eligible to play the character.

Titans is set to premiere later this year on the new DC Universe streaming service. Based on the Teen Titans comic by George Perez and Marv Wolfman, the live-action show will feature many of the characters audiences came to know on Teen Titans Go!. However, Titans promises a darker take on the beloved heroes, as seen in the SDCC trailer. The series will follow the band of young superheroes as they struggle with coming of age while simultaneously battling world ending catastrophes, including a possible showdown with the demon Trigon.

After initial skepticism, fans have shown increasing interest in the show. But some of the hype has been eclipsed by those complaining about Diop's hiring. During an interview with AP, Ryan Potter, who plays Beast Boy, expressed his frustration at the hate speech Diop received.

“There’s a lot of fan cultures that I’m a part of and fandoms that I’m a part of and . . . ultimately if you’re a fan of a project, yeah, you’re gonna take it apart to its core and you’re gonna criticize it ’cause you, as a fan, love it and want it to be better and it could potentially be better. But at the end of the day, you don’t harass the actors and actresses for being a certain race or for doing a certain character. That doesn’t make any sense to me. These are people doing a job.”

He went on to note that while everyone should be allowed to speak their minds, racist or hateful comments are not right.

“That’s the whole point of America, you know? Freedom of speech. To a certain degree. You know? Targeting, especially people of color, online . . . It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that this is acceptable.”



Diop responded to the comments, opting to take the high road. She explained that the leaked photo was not an accurate representation of the character. Considering how Starfire aka Princess Koriand’r is an alien from the planet Tamaran where most citizens have orange hair and skin, no actress could be expected to capture her look exactly. Both she and Beast Boy are going to need a lot of help in the special effects department to bring the characters to life. Although Diop has remained strong in the face of her critics, she did have to disable the comments on her Instagram account.

Sadly, this is just a continuation in the long trend of fans pushing against inclusion and attempting to force actors into hiding. While comics have introduced readers to many wonderful characters, they haven’t had the best track record when it comes to diversity. As that begins to change, there are going to be more actors who don’t exactly match the original character design. But most fans want to see more characters who look like and represent themselves. So hiring Diop as one of the Titans is a step in the right direction.
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Titans TV Show Fixes An Age Old Superhero Costume Problem




Superhero costume masks in movies and television have always had the actor wear black makeup around their eyes, a wardrobe element rarely acknowledged, much less addressed, within the world of the story, but that looks to be changing with Titans. The upcoming new show offers a dark and edgy variation on the Teen Titans, including classic DC characters like Robin, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy. In Titans, Robin sports black face paint around his mask like many costumed heroes before him — but the faded and smudged look of the black around his eyes makes it seem like the angry Titan has applied it himself.

Titans is far from the first superhero show to have its heroes wear black eye makeup around the eyes. This styling makes the mask look cooler and more cohesive, and it creates a more classic comic book look. However, the makeup almost always magically appears and disappears as the mask is taken on and off, rather than being addressed.


As superhero films and TV shows have trended towards more realistic and gritty superhero looks, the makeup trick gets more and more strange. It's one thing if makeup magically disappears when Batman removes his mask in a campy film like Batman Forever, but it feels more out of place when it disappears in The Dark Knight.




While The Dark Knight smudged and faded the Joker's classic makeup to give the character a more gritty appearance, it never addressed or acknowledged that the caped crusader was also wearing dark face paint around his eyes - even though it's just as logical of a costume component as the mask itself. Christian Bale transitioned from Bruce Wayne to Batman and back without adding or removing makeup, even though he was clearly wearing makeup around his eyes as Batman.

Titans seems to be taking a different approach to makeup, more akin to The Dark Knight's treatment of the Joker than Batman. Instead of ignoring the transformation, the show draws attention to the use of makeup by having eye makeup be a part of the in-universe superhero costume. Robin's eye makeup is darker and cleaner in some scenes and smudged and faded in others, even thinning out in some areas, treating it just like the rest of the costume, which also gets dirtied, scuffed, and torn. Perhaps he will even be shown putting on or taking off makeup along with his mask and suit in the upcoming series.

Superhero costumes in movies have come a long way from the early days of comic book movies, but the insistence on making the face paint an element of movie magic instead of an actual part of the costume has only gotten more noticeable as the rest of the costumes become more grounded. Maybe Titans will start a trend and the magically appearing/disappearing makeup will go the way of tights and immobile cowl necks.
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DC's Titans Reportedly Casts Elliot Knight As Original Dove Don Hall




Elliot Knight was reportedly cast as Don Hall, the original Dove in DC’s Titans. The series will appear on DC Universe, the upcoming video on demand streaming service from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, later this year. Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, and Teagan Croft as Raven. The spinoff series Doom Patrol was announced in May 2018. It will pick up after the events of Titans.

Titans is a live-action adaptation of the Teen Titans comics that follows a group of young heros. Raven, a girl haunted by her powers, contacts Detective Dick Grayson for help. Grayson was a former circus performer who watched his parents get murdered. While not fulfilling his duty as an officer of the law, he moonlights as Batman’s sidekick Robin. Raven and Robin are joined by Beast Boy and Starfire to form a new team. Together they have to deal with the threat of the villain Trigon.



According to SuperBroMovies, Donald “Don” Hall will appear in the first season of Titans and he will be played by Elliot Knight. Don Hall will be revealed in flashbacks as the original Dove, one half of the team Hawk & Dove. His brother, Hank Hill (Alan Ritchson), is the other half of the team. Judging by the addition of Friday Night Lights actress Minka Kelly as the current Dove Dawn Granger to the cast, Don will probably meet his end before the series begins. In the comic books, the original Hawk & Dove died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event leading Granger to becoming the next incarnation.



British born Knight has had a number of TV roles. He was most recently on The CW’s Life Sentence. He has also appeared in Once Upon A Time, American Gothic and How To Get Away With Murder. He’s no stranger to genre TV. While his stint as Don Hall will provide much needed background into the characters of Hawk and Dove, it’s not clear if his role will extend to future seasons of Titans.

DC’s Titans promises to be a darker adaptation of the popular comic book series. The first image of Robin revealed a more battle-hardened, bloody version of the character while the trailer confirmed they are going in a different direction than most fans are used to with him. The addition of Knight to the cast as the original Dove gives the character history that will have an effect on the current iteration of the hero. He may also give this team of otherwise young heroes more depth, tying them into a greater legacy. How Don Hall and his brother will feed into the greater plot other than to provide the basis of Granger getting her powers and becoming a hero is still a mystery, but Hall will obviously play an important role.
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'Titans' Release Date Revealed for DC Universe




Tonight, DC fans received a slew of new information about the upcoming DC Universe streaming service -- including when its first original series will premiere.

During DC Universe's inaugural livestream, it was revealed that the live-action Titans TV series will debut on Friday, October 12th. The twelve-episode first season will be releasing new episodes every Friday, which will be available to stream only on the DC Universe app.

Fans will be able to get an early sneak peek of Titans during the upcoming New York Comic-Con, where Warner Bros. Television will be hosting a world premiere screening of the series on October 3rd.

DC Comics fans will surely be excited to hear about this release date, even with the relatively-mixed response to Titans' first trailer. The October 12th debut date is interesting for a few different reasons, as it falls almost a month after DC Universe's September 15th launch, and it is also days within the return dates of a few of The CW's Arrowverse shows.

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.

"There’s a story to be told in the series." executive producer Geoff Johns said of the series in an interview last month. "Dick Grayson is really trying to find a new place in the world -- a new spot, a new life, just like all the other Titans are. They’re all lost, and they find one another to form this surrogate family."


Titans will star Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft as Raven, Anna Diop as Starfire, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, and Minka Kelly as Dove. Other cast members will include Lindsey Gort, April Bowlby, Jale Michaels, Dwain Murphy, Seamus Dever, and Bruno Bichir. The series is being produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Akiva Goldsman.
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TITANS Will Premiere On October 12; New Character Banners Featuring The Main Team Members Released

To coincide with the official DC Universe launch announcement, it's been revealed that Titans will premiere on the streaming service about a month later on October 12th. Check out some character banners...




Tonight, the DC Universe streaming service officially announced that it'll launch on September 15, with Titans premiering just under a month later on October 12.

On the heels of that news, we have brand new character banners featuring the four main heroes: Robin, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy.

Our first BTS glimpses of these guys didn't go down so well (and let's not even bring up the trailer), but now that we have some more official images, do you think they look any better?

Check the images out below, and be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place.

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Starfire



Starfire's comic book colors are represented in her bright orange hair, although her purple outfit is at least somewhat comic-accurate - maybe minus the fur coat!

Koriand'r will be brought to life by 30 year-old 24: Legacy actress Anna Diop.
Raven



Next, we have a very creepy-looking take on magic-wielder Raven, whose costume is... a hoodie.

Teenage Aussie newcomer Teagan Croft (Home and Away, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child) will portray Rachel Roth.
Beast Boy



Beast Boy is green in the comics, so this live-action incarnation of the character has green hair. It's a recurring theme!

To be fair, we do know that the character will change colour when he uses his powers.

Garfield Logan will be played by 22 year-old actor Ryan Potter, who is best known for his starring role as Mike Fukanaga in Supah Ninjas and for voicing Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6.
Robin



[frick] Batman! Sorry... had to be done!

Batman's sidekick will be played by 28 year-old Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites, who has appeared in the likes of Gods of Egypt, The Giver and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
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DC Universe’s Titans Will Explore Robin & Batman’s Fallout






When the trailer for DC Universe’s Titans debuted at Comic-Con International in San Diego, it was met with instantaneous controversy, particularly for the moment where Robin declared, “Fuck Batman.” According to co-creator Geoff Johns, the live-action series was always going to be controversial — but that’s a good thing. While he believes the trailer isn’t representative of the show as a whole, he says it is indicative of the show’s plan to explore Robin’s fallout with the Dark Knight.

“It is! It is controversial! I think that was expected though, you know? I don’t think anyone was like, ‘What? Wait! What?!’ As I’ve been telling people, I’m like, you know, not to take the trailer as, ‘This is the whole show.’ But I’m glad there’s discussion and there should be discussion about that and why we would go that direction and why Robin would ever get to that point,” Johns explained to CBR at SDCC. “You know, a big part of the series is exploring — and I’m doing that with Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti and Greg Walker — and a big part of the series that we’re exploring is the moment that Robin left Batman.”


“In the Titans, he was kind of a lost character,” he continued. “He was looking for what his next thing was, and the Titans individually are all lost and they form a family — a surrogate family that’s… you know, we’re staying true to Marv [Wolfman] and Geroge [Perez]’s take on the Titans in that sense. But you’re going to see what Robin’s gone through and why he’s gotten to that point and I’m excited for people to see it. I don’t think they really quite know what the show is, and it’s going to be fun to watch.”


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He also teased a few of the other characters we’ll encounter on the series. “Well, Donna Troy — Wonder Girl — you’re going to see her. That’s been rumored out there, I think, for a while — on CBR!” he said with a laugh. “Hawk and Dove, who are in episode 2 and they’re fantastic. They are really, really, really, really strong. You know, the thing with Titans is that whole universe of Titans is open to us, so we’ll be exploring every facet of that as we go through the series, but the first season… you know, I’ve spoiled enough characters for a season.”

Debuting on the DC Universe streaming service October 12, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.
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TITANS: Geoff Johns On The Significance Of Robin Leaving Batman; Says The Trailer Isn't "The Whole Show"

Titans will premiere on the DC Universe streaming platform this October, and ahead of its debut, we have some comments from Geoff Johns on the controversial trailer and Robin's relationship with Batman.




The official trailer for the upcoming DC Universe series, Titans, was filled with quite a few shocking and controversial moments. Perhaps, the most talked about moments in the footage were the parts featuring Robin, specifically the "F*ck Batman" line.

Now, thanks to an interview from CBR, we have some comments from co-creator Geoff Johns on the divisiveness of the trailer and whether the moment that caused Dick Grayson to leave Batman will be explored.

“It is! It is controversial! I think that was expected though, you know?" Geoff Johns said before explaining that the trailer isn't indicative of the what the show is as a whole. "I don’t think anyone was like, ‘What? Wait! What?!’ As I’ve been telling people, I’m like, you know, not to take the trailer as, ‘This is the whole show.’ But I’m glad there’s discussion and there should be discussion about that and why we would go that direction and why Robin would ever get to that point."

Aside from addressing the amount of criticism directed at the Comic-Con trailer, Johns said the series will indeed explore "the moment that Robin left Batman” and that it will be a "big part of the series" that stays true "to Marv [Wolfman] and George [Perez]’s take" on the hero. So get ready to learn why Grayson had harsh words for The Dark Knight.
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New 'Titans' Photo Includes a Dark Detail About Dick Grayson's Past

It looks like the latest look at DC Universe's Titans is making one hero confront their past head on.

Reddit user ToastedMelonYT spotted a pretty macabre Easter egg hidden inside one of the recent Titans promotional photos. In the photo of Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), the bodies of his parents can actually be seen on the floor, signifying their death early on in Dick's life.

Dick Grayson’s dead parents can be seen on the floor next to him in the new promo picture from r/TitansTV

In the pages of DC Comics, Dick and his parents are members of the Flying Graysons, a circus troupe who are ultimately killed during a performance by the mobster Tony Zucco. And while previous details about Titans have hinted at the Flying Graysons making some sort of appearance, there's something very dark about seeing their corpses sneakily hidden in a promo photo.

It's no secret that Dick will have a lot of angst going into Titans, between the death of his parents and the falling out that he had with Batman. But according to those involved with the series, that emotion will factor in in a very specific way.

"That’s actually part of the story of Titans," co-creator Geoff Johns said in a recent interview. "When we meet Dick Grayson in Titans, it's very much the canon of what Marv [Wolfman] and George [Perez] did. This is after he’s obviously split from Batman, if that wasn’t clear enough, and why he did and what happened."

"There’s a story to be told in the series. Dick Grayson is really trying to find a new place in the world -- a new spot, a new life, just like all the other Titans are. They’re all lost, and they find one another to form this surrogate family." Johns continued. "[Teen Titans] was, for its time, very controversial. It pushed the envelope really, really hard. We wanted to do a show that did the same thing. But I will say, the trailer, I think some people think 'Oh, it's all this, or it's all that.' The show is a bunch of different tones. But that's a part of the show, that's definitely part of the show."

Titans will star Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft as Raven, Anna Diop as Starfire, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, and Minka Kelly as Dove. Other cast members will include Lindsey Gort, April Bowlby, Jale Michaels, Dwain Murphy, Seamus Dever, and Bruno Bichir. The series is being produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Akiva Goldsman.
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Dick Grayson and Jason Todd Cross Paths in the Latest Titans Photos


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As much as Batman fancies himself a loner, everyone knows that in his deepest heart of hearts, he knows he’s not himself if he’s not working with a partner. Given how Titans’ Dick Grayson is well on his way to stepping out of Batman’s shadow, it was only a matter of time before Jason Todd showed up in Gotham to replace him.

A pair of new photos teases that at some point during Titans’ first season, the two Boys Wonder will cross paths—and their meeting is going to be less than amicable. Speaking to IGN, Titans showrunner explained that the show’s take on Jason Todd (played by Curran Walters) will be right at home in the dark, ultraviolent world the show’s set in, something that’s likely to disturb Dick Grayson because of how young the new Robin is:

“What I really love about [Jason] as a character is the unbridled sense of self that he has—there’s a lack of... maybe self-awareness, but for sure self-consciousness in terms of how he comports himself and how he moves through the world. He’s completely seemingly unaffected by darkness—he kind of embraces it or walks right through it.
He’s a breath of fresh air and that’s what I love about him, he’s got a punk rock, no-holds-barred attitude that’s massively unburdened. There’s a lot of energy that comes with that.”


The two Robins staring one another down.
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It’ll be interesting to see just how Jason Todd factors into Titans’ larger story because the show isn’t exactly sticking to comics canon by the letter. Jason might end up becoming a member of the group, which would create a fascinating dynamic for the show to dig into—and signal that by the end of the season, Dick will end up becoming Nightwing.
Or, Jason’s appearance could be brief and he ends up making his way back to Gotham where, well...you know.
Titans premieres on the DC Universe streaming service on October 12.
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DC Universe's Titans Image Offers First Look at the Team Together




The latest image from DC Universe's live-action Titans TV series offers the first look at Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Starfire (Anna Diop), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Raven (Teagan Croft) together. DC's live-action adaptation of the New Teen Titans comic books was originally conceived and developed as a TV show for TNT in 2014. The network ultimately decided to pass on the Titans pilot two years later, before it was announced that Titans would be one of the first original series available on DC's streaming service, DC Universe, when it launches in October.

DC's Titans marketing machine is currently running at full speed, though it has yet to top Robin's now-infamous "F**k Batman" one-liner from the official Titans trailer released for San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Nevertheless, the show's pre-release promotional campaign is carrying on and has already included character banners that shine the spotlight on Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy individually, along with Thwaites' Boy Wonder.

For those not familiar, the Titans include Dick Grayson aka. Robin, an acrobatic crime-fighter and Batman's former sidekick (hence the chip on his shoulder towards the Caped Crusader); Koriand'r aka. Starfire, an extraterrestrial being who can use ultraviolet radiation for a variety of purposes; Garfield Logan aka. Beast Boy, a green-ish lad who can transform into just about any animal; and Rachel Roth aka. Raven, a half-human, half-demon with dark magical powers. Take a look at the four together in the image below (courtesy of EW):


According to EW, the plot of Titans is set in motion when Drake - who parted ways with Batman before the show begins and is now trying to make a living as a detective in Detroit - meets and decides to help the troubled teenager Rachel to better understand her abilities. Croft described the pair's dynamic as being akin to a "father-daughter relationship" to EW, adding that they bond over their shared feelings of abandonment. Along the way, the duo wind up crossing paths and, subsequently, joining forces with Starfire and Beast Boy, who are likewise dealing with feelings of being lost souls.

Titans is being executive produced by Fringe and Star Trek: Discovery veteran Akiva Goldsman, along with DC mainstay Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti, who also oversees DC's Arrowverse TV shows on The CW. The series will serve as the beginning of a shared television universe itself by introducing characters like Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Minka Kelly), both of whom could get their own spinoff show on DC Universe down the line. Similarly, the Titans will eventually meet up with the Doom Patrol, an eccentric team of superheroes whose own DC universe series is already well into development.

Between criticisms that the Titans trailer comes off as being unintentionally campy rather than dark and edgy and complaints about the team's costumes looking cheap, the fan buzz around Titans is decidedly mixed (at best) right now. That could have a significant impact on the number of people who decide to check out the series when it launches, even among those who sign up for the general DC Universe package. Of course, if the first reviews for Titans end up being positive, that will certainly help to convince more viewers to not only take a chance on the series, but also stick with the DC streaming service it calls home (which, from a business perspective, is more important to the company).
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TITANS: Hawk And Dove Team-Up With Robin In Awesome New Images From The Second Episode

DC Universe has released a full gallery of images from the second issue of Titans and these put the spotlight on Hawk and Dove as well as showing more of Robin in action and some weird looking villains...




Earlier today, we got the first official images from Titans' premiere episode and now another batch has been released for the second instalment. The episode will be titled "Hawk and Dove," so you probably won't be surprised to learn that they receive the majority of the spotlight in this gallery.

However, we also get shots of Robin in action and more big hints about what the deal with Raven is. There are also some intriguing shots of some possible villains and the heroes in and out of costume.

Titans hasn't received a particularly good response up until now but a new trailer could turn things around and with screeners being sent out to critics, it probably won't be long until we get a better idea about what to expect. For now, be sure to click on the "View List" button to check out these images.



Say what you will about Robin and his potty mouth but DC Universe has done a great job of bringing him to life on the small screen and had he appeared in the DCEU, this suit would have worked.



It appears as if Hawk and Dove have interrupted Robin during one of his many beatdowns on Gotham City's crooks and the young hero seems to be spoiling for a fight with his two fellow superheroes.



As unnecessarily violent as this show might end up getting, it does appear as if the action scenes will be a highlight. The breaking bones and blood could prove to be a bit much as time goes on, though.



Another good thing about this show is the costumes. The CW has always done a pretty good job but it definitely seems as if quite a bit more money has been spent on these than what we've seen before.



It's been a very long time since we've seen Robin in a live-action setting and as I mentioned above, Titans has handled things well. However, his gloves being stained with blood really isn't great.







I'm not sure who or what this lot is supposed to be but I'm getting serious Gotham vibes from this creepy looking family and that can't be a good thing. The question is, what exactly are they after?



Well, I'm guessing they're on the other side of that door for starters and are probably hunting down Raven. Given her supernatural powers, perhaps the weirdos are actually just disguised as humans.





Dick Grayson takes out some poor thug here and while I'm not sure we needed two angles of this same shot, there's no denying that Robin looks good in action and should have an impressive set of skills.



Alan Ritchson is no stranger to playing a superhero after suiting up as Aquaman in Smallville and playing Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies and it looks like he'll fit right in as Hawk.



This is a great shot of Hawk in action and no matter what else you say about this show, Warner Bros. deserves a lot of credit for adapting his comic book costume to the screen in such a faithful way.



It definitely looks like Robin takes Raven to Hawk and Dove's place to hide her, a plan which presumably doesn't work very well based on that shot of the weird looking family at their door.



Well, don't these two look good together? There's been no mention of Dick Grayson having a love interest in the series but Starfire is one strong possibility unless Oracle has been cast in the show.





Aren't these two a lovely couple? With any luck, we won't get quite as much on the nose imagery as Hawk holding a dove while talking to Dove throughout the rest of the series as it's a tad cheesy.



Another flashback to the night Dick Grayson's parents died, their demise is clearly going to play a huge role in Robin's arc in this series as he attempts to come to terms with what happened to them.



More evidence mounts here that Robin will take Raven under his wing and it's interesting that that's the dynamic this show is going for rather than making them equals when they form this team.





Well, the show is clearly going to earn its R-Rating based on what we see here. I'm not sure what the significance of that tattoo can be so if you have any ideas, be sure to let us know your thoughts below.
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TITANS: Robin Meets Robin In This New Teaser Clip For the Upcoming DC Universe Show

Happy Batman Day! To celebrate the day of The Dark Knight, we have a new teaser clip for Titans, which focuses on the first meeting between Dick Grayson and his Robin replacement, Jason Todd. Check it out.




"He let's you drive the Batmobile?"

We recently got our first official glimpse of Curran Walters suited-up as Robin in these Titans stills, and now we have some footage of Jason Todd in action as he introduces himself to the man he replaced as The Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites).

The DC Universe promo is being presented as a clip, but it's really more a mashup of several scenes culminating in a humorous exchange between the two young heroes in an elevator.

In a recent interview with IGN, showrunner Greg Walker gave fans an idea of what they can expect from the dynamic between these characters, who will be forced to form a reluctant partnership.
“You get to watch Dick Grayson struggle when he sees another Robin and how that Robin is different and has a different relationship with ‘dad.’ And the second child gets away with stuff the first child would never get away with in a family, and ours is really a family show. “The whole thing is a study in contrasts between the two Robins and the the ways that they were raised, or how the shadow — or lack of shadow — hangs over the two of them individually."
Check out the promo below and let us know what you think. Do you plan on checking out Titans on the DC Universe streaming service?


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TITANS Actor Brenton Thwaites On Robin's Infamous "F*ck Batman" Line; Two New Stills Released





By far the most maligned moment of the recent Titans trailer was Dick Grayson's "f*ck Batman" line, and in a new interview, Brenton Thwaites shares his thoughts on the F-bomb. We also have 2 new stills...


Not many elements of the first Titans trailer went over particularly well with fans, but the moment that came in for the most backlash was Robin's "f*ck Batman" line, which came across very forced and more than a bit comical.

Now, during an interview with EW, Dick Grayson actor Brenton Thwaites reveals that the infamous dialogue wasn't even originally part of the scene.

“We’d already shot that alley fight scene before, and there was no punch to it,”Thwaites tells the trade. “There was no real exclamation mark. I think the producers wanted something that would kind of set the tone for the whole show.”

That may well have been a miscalculation, because the majority of fans are hoping that line doesn't set the tone for the show! The Gods of Egypt actor goes on to explain that the line was seen as the most concise way to put across that Titans is not going to be a show about The Dark Knight.
“It’s a show that isn’t about Batman, and I think it’s important for people to know that and maybe not be disappointed that they’re not going to see Batman jumping from the ceiling and beating up a hundred guys, because it’s not Batman, it’s a story about the Titans, essentially. I feel like ‘F— Batman’ says that in two words.”
What do you guys make of Thwaites' comments? Drop us a comment down below.Titans premieres Oct. 12 on DC Universe, with new episodes arriving every Friday.

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Titans: Robin is 'More Violent Than People Are Used To'





According to executive producer Geoff Johns, Robin will be a lot more violent in Titans than usually depicted. First debuting in 1940, Dick Grayson was part of a family of circus acrobats. After his parents are murdered by a crime boss, Grayson is taken in by Bruce Wayne and trained to become Batman's first official sidekick. The character has been adapted numerous times across various mediums. Most prominently, he was brought to life via Burt Ward in the campy 1960's television version, which has since received its own Titans-esque mash-up. He was later adapted for the big screen by Chris O'Donnell for Batman Forever and the much-maligned Batman & Robin, before being alluded to via Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

He will next be seen DC Universe's Titans, played by Brenton Thwaites as he attempts to distance himself from Batman and a life of vigilantism, as evidenced by the now infamous "F-ck Batman" line. Working as a detective in Detroit, Grayson will find himself drawn back into the life, however, when he encounters Rachel, aka. Raven. They will also be joined by Starfire and Beast Boy, forming a line-up of Titans as they battle the malevolent forces pursuing them.

Despite the fact that Grayson will still be seen in the costume, Titans will pick up with the character adrift. Struggling with his inner darkness, the show will depict the character's first tentative steps away from Robin and towards the more emotionally balanced Nightwing. Speaking to EW, Johns revealed that this incarnation of Robin is definitely not one people will be used to:

“It’s definitely a Dick Grayson that’s more violent than people are used to. It’s definitely a Dick Grayson that is struggling more than I think people are used to.”



Audiences already caught a glimpse of the violence in the first Titans trailer, wherein Grayson took down a gang of thugs with the utmost skull-crushing brutality. According to Thwaites, this struggle will be equally emphasized in Grayson's interactions with Jason Todd, who Batman has chosen as the new Robin. Whether that means the action will return to Gotham or Batman will merely send his new protege to monitor the original remains to be seen. Their relationship, however, will clearly be antagonistic in nature, as Todd's carefree and brash nature will no doubt rub up against the more anguished and embittered Grayson.

The concept of characters finding themselves and dealing with their issues through violence is hardly a new one, especially in comics. Although it'll no doubt draw criticism that they are simply making the character into Batman while trying to avoid oversaturating the name and brand of Batman, similar to what is often leveled at Arrow. To see such as Dick Grayson go through such an arc, though, feels both fresh and yet true to the character. After all, a common theme of the world of Batman has always been how much darkness can a person surround themselves with before they, too, succumb to it.

Having both Todd and Grayson active as Robin at the same time, however, is wildly divergent from the comics, which had Grayson already acting as Nightwing by the time Todd entered the scene. Regardless, the juxtaposition of the two characters is an idea that could produce a wealth of dramatic and action-packed material. Not to mention the fact it could lead to plenty of nods and references to please hardcore fans of the comics, especially regarding Todd's own dark future. Whether this means the action will ultimately return to Gotham or the Caped Crusader merely sends his new protege to monitor the original remains to be seen. Still, it's quite a novel way of having Batman loom as much over the series as he does over Gotham and Dick Grayson, thus offsetting some of the aforementioned issues, all without actually having him (for the time being) appear.
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TITANS Leaked Test Photos Give Us A First Look At The Suit Batman Will Don On The Show

Yes, it looks like the DC Universe Titans show will indeed feature The Dark Knight in some capacity, as leaked test photos give us a glimpse of a very pieced together-looking Bat-suit. Check it out...




We had previously been informed that Bruce Wayne would have a presence on Titans (he is only glimpsed briefly from behind, apparently), but it looks like we will see him suit-up as The Batman at some point.

The following test photos from the set of the DC Universe superhero show have found their way online, and they feature an unknown actor sporting a rather hideous version of the Bat-suit.

But before we all sharpen our snark knives, there's a very good chance The Dark Knight will only be seen in the shadows, which is why the costume looks so flung together.

Some of the images below should give you a better idea of how the iconic DC hero will likely be depicted... at least initially.


We're sure you don't need to be asked to share your thoughts on this one! Titans premieres Oct. 12 on DC Universe, with new episodes arriving every Friday.







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