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Here’s your FIRST LOOK at Robin from the new Teen Titans live-action show, Titans UPDATED: New image

December 2nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve been following the development of the Teen Titans live-action TV show, Titans, and now we get our first look at the leader of the team.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales actor Brenton Thwaites plays Dick Grayson AKA Robin, soon to be Nightwing in the series and, we have to say, judging by the first look (below), we’ve cautiously optimistic.

DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns said of the character in the series: “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.”

We have to say that up until now we expected Thwaites, given his age, to be playing the older Grayson alter-ego, Nightwing. Will we see Robin in a flashback or perhaps before the character steps out from under Batman’s shadow? Will we see Batman in the show?

Titans 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. The show will be written by Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery, Underground), President and CCO of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns (The Flash, Arrow) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). 

Titans is set to debut in 2018 on the DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

New image posted by Thwaites himself:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….