New Titans photos reveal Jason Todd & Dick Grayson confrontation
DC Entertainment has released two new photos from the upcoming DC Universe series Titans, revealing a tense confrontation between Jason Todd (Curran Walters) & Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites). You can check out the new photos now in the gallery below (via IGN).
Titans will partly explore how the relationship between the original Robin, Dick Grayson, and Bruce Wayne/Batman became estranged, and the new Robin’s arrival. Dick coming face-to-face with Jason Todd, essentially his replacement at Batman’s side, is the first time the two Robins have interacted with one another in a live-action project.
Showrunner Greg Walker told the outlet that Jason is a character that is “seemingly unaffected by darkness — he kind of embraces it or walks right through it,” which contrasts with Dick’s own journey. Walker explains that Dick will struggle “when he sees another Robin and how that Robin is different and has a different relationship with ‘dad.’ And the second child gets away with stuff the first child would never get away with in a family, and ours is really a family show.”
Speaking of Dad, Walker also confirmed that Titans is not a Batman show, but that they wanted to explore the relationship between Dick and Bruce as a way of an origin story for the original Robin, specifically from Dick’s perspective of who Bruce/Batman is aka his version of his caretaker/parent. Dick’s journey will reveal a “kid dealing with trauma and grief and issues that need to have an external release,” which explains why the character is aggressive in violent scenes.
Titans follows a group of young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
It stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.
From Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Titans is one of the all-new exclusive original live-action series coming soon to DC UNIVERSE. It comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
In the 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. Fans can expect the series to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Titans will premiere on October 12 on DC Universe.