Review Titans (2018)

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A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

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Brenton Thwaites Is Nightwing In “Titans”


Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, who most recently played the young male lead in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and last year’s “Gods of Egypt,” has scored the key role of Dick Grayson/Nightwing in the “Titans” series which was previously setup at TNT.

The series, a live-action adaptation of the “Teen Titans” comics series, sees Thwaites’ Grayson leave behind his Robin identity and emerge from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes. While the statement doesn’t officially say Nightwing, casting breakdowns from the other month confirm the character takes on that moniker in the series.

In the statement, DC Chief Geoff Johns says: “Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.”

Thwaites joins a cast that currently includes Tegan Croft as Raven and Anna Diop as Starfire. “Titans” is set to stream exclusively on DC’s new online digital service which will be launched at some point next year.

Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producing.

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New Nightwing Actor’s Butt Gets Googled


In the immediate wake of his casting last week as Batman’s former protege Dick Grayson in “Titans,” young Australian actor Brenton Thwaites has found his backside has become the subject of a lot more Google searches.

Thwaites leads a cast of the live-action series based on the “Teen Titans” superhero team from DC Comics. The show is expected to debut on DC’s own digital service next year and serve as the launch show for the boutique streamer.

Of course in the comics Grayson becomes Nightwing, and that character in recent years has become famous for one very specific feature – his butt. The muscular posterior has become a key part of the character’s design and so any actor cast in the role is obviously going to have their backside scrutinised.

Even so Thwaites, who got his ass out in the opening scenes of the Ewan McGregor-led Australian thriller “Son of a Gun,” has found his rear end the subject of a major uptick in searches according to


There’s still no certainty that will actually don the costume of Nightwing on “Titans,” and the choice of actor has already come under fire for seemingly ignoring Grayson’s Romani heritage. The project is separate from the solo Nightwing film that Warner Bros. Pictures has in development.

“Titans” also stars Teagan Croft as Raven and Anna Diop as Starfire with filming aiming to begin this Fall ahead of a 2018 airing.

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“Titans” Series To Feature Hawk & Dove


Earlier this week came the news that actor Brenton Thwaites had been cast as Dick Grayson in the upcoming “Titans” TV series.

It’s not immediately clear if he’s playing a post-Batman Robin or Nightwing incarnation of the character, the press release and statements made about the casting have very carefully avoided saying which one.

Now That Hashtag Show is reporting that the characters of Hawk, Dove and Detective Amy Rohrbach will also be joining the series in recurring roles with potential series regular options.

Hawk and Dove are a pair of crime-fighting vigilantes who have gone through several different incarnations over the years in the comics. Alan Ritchson (“Smallville”) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Mindy Project”) are both reportedly under consideration for those parts.

With Rohrbach involved though, it looks like the 1990s Nightwing comics in which he was a member of the corrupt Bludhavan PD may well come into play. Rohrbach is one of the few clean cops working in Bludhaven who become Nightwing’s trusted ally.

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Ritchson, Kelly Are Hawk & Dove For “Titans”


They were previously rumored as front runners, now it’s confirmed – Alan Ritchson (“Smallville”) and Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights”) have joined the cast of the DC live-action series “Titans”.

The pair will play crime-fighting/romantic duo Hawk (aka Hank Hall) and Dove (aka Dawn Granger) in the show produced by Warner Bros. Television. Both are recurring roles but could be upped to regulars if a second season goes forward.

Titans follows a group of young rising heroes, led by Batman’s former protege Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and including the likes of Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven and others.

Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti are penning the series which will premiere in 2018 as part of DC’s new direct-to-consumer digital service.


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I'm okay with Starfire being black in this, but I'm confused. Starfire is orange, so she's already a person of color. Why the change from oran...

Oh. Never mind.

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Lindsey Gort (“The Carrie Diaries”) has scored the recurring role of Police Detective Amy Rohrbach on “Titans,” the upcoming live-action adaptation of the DC superhero property.

Rohrbach plays the new partner of Dick ‘Robin’ Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) in the series which hails from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter

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Former “Castle” actor Seamus Dever has joined the cast of DC’s direct streaming service launch series “Titans” for Warner Bros. TV. Dever’s character is being kept under wraps though indications are he could be a villain with Trigon and Brother Blood being rumored candidates.

The series also stars Brenton Thwaites (Dick Grayson/Robin), Anna Diop (Starfire), Teagan Croft (Raven) and more in the story in which Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes.

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Ra’s al Ghul Coming To DC’s “Titans” Series?


DC’s upcoming live-acton “Titans” series is reportedly seeking someone to play Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul if a new character breakdown is to be believed.

That Hashtag Show posted the breakdown which reads: “Male, 40s-50s, Middle Eastern, Latin, or East Indian. Seeking a young Richard Attenborough type. Fearless, manipulative, with unparalleled intelligence. Recurring guest star, seeking recognizable faces only.”

The character uses Lazarus Pits to replenish himself – effectively making him immortal. Liam Neeson played him in 2005’s “Batman Begins,” David Warner portrayed him in the classic “Batman” animated series, while Matt Nable and Alexander Siddig have taken on the role more recently in The CW’s “Arrow” and FOX’s “Gotham” respectively.

Set to debut later this year on the DC Comics-branded digital platform, “Titans” stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin, 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 Detective Amy Rohrbach.

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Doom Patrol Are Coming To The “Titans” Series


DC Comics chief Geoff Johns has confirmed on social media that beloved comics characters The Doom Patrol will be making their live-action debut in the upcoming “Titans” series for DC’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.

Johns shared a script page, revealing the fifth episode of the new series will be named after the superhero team with at least one of the key characters to appear. One, Beast Boy, has already been set as a regular cast member and is played by Ryan Potter.

The “Doom Patrol” comic has had various interpretations over the years, the most famous being Grant Morrison’s run in early 1990s which incorporated bizarre secret societies, Dada, surrealism and parody in its story of a team of misfits and outcasts.

Brenton Thwaites, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop, Seamus Dever, and Lindsey Gort star in “Titans” which is set to premiere later this year.

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April Bowlby To Play Elasti-Girl In “Titans”


“Drop Dead Diva” actress April Bowlby has been cast as Rita Farr, a.k.a. Elasti-Girl, in the upcoming direct-to-streaming series “Titans” For Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment.

The character is a member of “The Doom Patrol,” the iconic Vertigo Comics team of super-powered misfits which went through a number of iterations – most famously the version by Grant Morrison.

In the comics Rita Farr was exposed to a toxic gas that altered her cellular structure, allowing her to expand or shrink her body at will. Bowlby’s casting follows that of Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, a.k.a. The Chief, and suggests the team’s original roster will be involved.

That means the roles of Negative Man and Robotman will be involved, though they have yet to be cast. Elasti-Girl will make her first appearance in the fifth episode.

“Titans,” inspired by the “Teen Titans” comic series, features Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) leading a group of young superheroes, including Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft), Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Minka Kelly). Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter are executive producing.

It is currently set to serve as the launch series of DC’s direct-to-streaming platform which is targeting a late 2018 bow.


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“Titans” Gets Negative Man, “Constantine” Sets Date


Dwain Murphy (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “The Strain”) has been cast as Larry Trainor, aka the heavily bandaged Negative Man, in the upcoming direct-to-streaming DC TV series “Titans” reports Den of Geek.

Trainor is a former pilot who gained strange ‘negative energy’ powers after a plane crash, and was one of the founding members of the Doom Patrol which includes The Chief (Bruno Bichir), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby) and Robotman (Jake Michaels). DC chief Geoff Johns previously confirmed the appearance of the Doom Patrol on the series.

The group first appears on the fifth episode, starring alongside the show’s main cast which includes Brenton Thwaites’ Robin, Teagan Croft’s Raven, Anna Diop’s Starfire, Ryan Potter’s Beast Boy and Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly’s Hawk and Dove. “Titans” debuts on DC’s still unnamed streaming service sometime in 2018.

Meanwhile a Saturday March 24th premiere date has been set for “Constantine,” CW Seed’s upcoming animated series based on the popular DC Comics character.

Matt Ryan, who played the character in live-action form on both NBC’s short-lived series and in The CW’s Arrow-verse shows, voices the master of the occult. David S. Goyer, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers.

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“Titans” To Feature Wayne Penthouse & More


An apparent leaked call sheet from “Titans,” the upcoming series adaptation of the DC Comics title “Teen Titans,” has revealed several other key elements from the DC universe that will appear in the new series.

As we know, the show stars Brenton Thwaites as team leader Robin/Dick Grayson. The new call sheet indicates “House of Cards” and “The Blacklist” actor Reed Birney will play a character known as The Messenger.

Additionally, Bruce Wayne’s penthouse will serve as a location which leads to the assumption that though he’s out as Robin, Dick Grayson retains use of some of his former mentor’s resources. There’s been no confirmation that Bruce will actually appear in the series.

There’s also mention of a scene involving an asylum which features the Titans rescuing Starfire from a surgical table. The series, expected to be the launch title of DC’s new digital service later this year, is currently shooting in Toronto under the name “Freebirds”.

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DC Universe & “Titans” Set Launch Dates


A September 15th launch date has been set for DC Universe, the new streaming service that will serve as the home of multiple new TV series based on DC Comics titles.

Original series like “Titans” will run on Fridays, with live-action shows like “Doom Patrol,” “Swamp Thing” and “Stargirl” also available at a later date along with new animated series like “Young Justice: Outsiders” and “Harley Quinn”. “Titans” will officially premiere on October 12th.

Classic shows will also be available at launch and include “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Justice League,” “Justice League Unlimited” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”. There will also be a curated selection of modern and classic DC digital comic books available – check out the official site for more details.

The service will include DC Daily, a new talk series to air five times a week which is set to replace DC All Access. Hosted by Kevin Smith, the first episode of that kicked off today, along with a clip from “Young Justice: Outsiders”. DC Universe will be available for $7.99 a month or $74.99 for the yearly subscription.

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“Titans” To Explore Robin & Batman Split


Earlier this week came news that the long in the works “Titans,” the upcoming live-action TV series based on the DC Comics property “Teen Titans,” has finally set an October 12th premiere date on the soon to launch DC Universe streaming service.

While the first official photos of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin and some of the other costumes such as Hawk and Dove were well received, set photos of some of the younger characters raised concerns. Then a trailer released at Comic Con, one featuring Robin uttering the now famed line “F–k Batman,” has been met with quite a bit of derision.

DC head honcho and series co-creator Geoff Johns spoke with CBR this week about the divisive reaction to the clip and explains how Grayson’s rejection of Batman will be explored in the series and that the trailer doesn’t really represent the series as a whole:

“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… 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 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.”

He confirms Hawk and Dove come in on the second episode, and that Donna Troy/Wonder Girl is involved in the first season. The series also stars 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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we’re staying true to Marv [Wolfman] and Geroge [Perez]’s take on the Titans in that sense.
I read their run when it came out. I don't remember Wolfman ever writing "Fuck Batman" in the scripts. And I respect Johns, but I don't think I'll be giving this show a chance. Especially when I can't afford another streaming service.