As production continues on DC’s live-action Teen Titans digital series Titans, Heroic Hollywood is reporting that the character of Tony Zucco will make an appearance in the show.
Zucco is a name that will be familiar to Dick Grayson fans, being the mobster responsible for the death of Dick’s parents by sabotaging their trapeze ropes during an attempt to extort protection money from Haly’s Circus. He is later tracked down by Batman and Robin and sent to prison for his crimes.
Back in November, it was reported that DC was looking to cast the Flying Graysons for a guest appearance in Titans, while a further rumour in December suggested that actors were being sought for Bruce Wayne and a young Dick Grayson. It seems a pretty safe bet then that Titans will be exploring the origin of Robin, and so it makes sense that Zucco will also be featured.
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.
Titans sees Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) leading the cast as Dick Grayson, alongside Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Starfire, Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson (Smallville) as Hawk, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dove and Lindsey Gort (Lucifer) as Detective Amy Rohrbach. It is set to air on the new DC streaming service later in the year.