While Robin has been a longtime staple of DC comic books, animation and video games, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a live action take on him. In fact, you’d have to go back to 1997’s Batman and Robin for the last time we’ve seen the Boy Wonder onscreen (that is, unless you count Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character in The Dark Knight Rises).
That’s about to change in a big way with the debut of Titans, DC’s new live action series based on the popular ongoing comic. Dick Grayson will be played by actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), and today, we got our first look at him in his Robin costume.
Fans of more recent takes on the Boy Wonder will see much that’s familiar here, from the darker suit and gloves, to the domino mask, to Robin’s now signature staff. The suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jungle Book, among others.
Titans comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. In it, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Fans can expect Titans to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Look for Titans to debut in 2018 on DC’s new direct-to-consumer digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks. For more information on the service, breaking news on Titans and its other original shows like Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, and to sign up for updates, be sure to visit http://www.dcfanupdates.com.