As we saw in the first trailer for DC Universe’s upcoming live-action series Titans, there seems to be some serious heat between Robin and his former mentor and crime-fighting partner Batman, as evidenced by Dick’s “fuck Batman” line as he takes out a group of thugs.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Robin actor Brenton Thwaites has been speaking about that very line, stating that the idea behind it was to make it clear to fans that Titans will not be a show that focuses on the Dark Knight.
We’d already shot that alley fight scene before, and there was no punch to it,” states Thwaites. “There was no real exclamation mark. I think the producers wanted something that would kind of set the tone for the whole show. 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 ‘Fuck Batman’ says that in two words.”
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 on October 12th.