It had been rumoured that the live-action Teen Titans show would be going down the “hard-R” route, and that was confirmed this past weekend with the release of the first trailer for Titans at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
In addition to hard-hitting, bone-breaking action scenes, the trailer firmly set the tone for the series with Robin delivering the line “fuck Batman” as a group of thugs ask about the whereabouts of the Boy Wonder’s (former) partner before taking a brutal beatdown from the masked vigilante.
Speaking to Polygon, former DC chief creative officer and Titans executive producer Geoff Johns shared a few words on the line, and how it plays in to the character arc we can expect to see from Dick Grayson in the series.
“The trailer shows a piece of the tone of the show — the show’s not all that,” said Johns told. “But it does make you go, ‘Why is he saying [Fuck Batman?]’ If you look at when Robin first left Batman in the comics, there was a lot of uneasiness and him being lost. Titans is really a series about these different characters that are all lost in their lives; just like the greatest comic book Titans run ever, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, it’s about all these lost characters find one another. And they’re all struggling with something, and Robin is clearly struggling with his past with Batman. And we’ll learn a lot more about it and what that is and why he is the way he is.”
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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.