With so many superhero shows on the way, it’s tough to keep track of them all, The one we know the least about is the upcoming live-action Titans show, which is slowly picking up steam as its heroes are cast. Now, the lead has been cast: The Boy Wonder, Robin, will be played by Brenton Thwaites, most recently seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
If you’ve been watching Cartoon Network at all in the last 10 years or so, you know who the Titans are. Robin, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy made up the original roster of that show’s team. Both Raven and Starfire have already been cast for the upcoming 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,” said DC Comics president Geoff Johns in a statement. “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.”
This ain’t a CW show
Titans is being produced as the headlining show of DC Comics’ upcoming digital streaming service. DC’s Geoff Johns is producing along with Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery, I Am Legend), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl).
Casting Grayson, whether he appears as Robin or Nightwing, is key to the series’ success. The character has been the leader of the Titans and will be the easy connection point for viewers who aren’t steeped in comics 24 hours a day.
Titans doesn’t have a release date, but it’s set to premiere sometime in 2018.