F*** Batman, Nuff said.
Comic-Con 2018 is started and it gives us the first trailer for the DC Universe original series Titans–a live-action take on Teen Titans–and it’s clearly not what you were expecting. Without the restrictions of network TV, DC is going dark with this awesome new show.
You will ask how dark? Check out the teaser trailer below, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) doesn’t have the same hangups with killing bad guys that his mentor Bruce Wayne did. In the midst of crashing skulls and snapping necks, he offers a simple “F*** Batman,” when told the Dark Knight would handle things differently.
Dick has grown up to become a police officer. As an adult, he’ll become the leader of the Titans, which should be interesting given he will be enforcing the laws in two very different ways.
The trailer also gives looks at the rest of the Titans, including Raven (Teagan Croft), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), and Starfire (Anna Diop). And for those worried about the costume photos that show Beast Boy without green skin, the trailer makes it clear that his skin clearly has the same pigmentation fans have come to expect.
Titans describes a few things for the future of DC on TV. Firstly, the graphic violence on show in the trailer is a far cry from the sanitized-for-TV fights on The CW. Beyond that, though, it shows that DC Entertainment is committed to making its new streaming service stand out.