The DC Universe has dropped their first trailer for the live-action Titans, and it’s something. Unlike the sunny and comical Teen Titans we’ve seen on Cartoon Network, this is a complete departure from all of that. It’s looks darker, grittier, and Robin has a choice word about his former mentor Batman. A four letter choice word to be precise.
Check out the first trailer for Titans, along with how much the DC Universe streaming service will cost, below.
The trailer first appeared on DC’s official YouTube channel. We get to see Robin (Brenton Thwaites) take his hero act out as a solo gig. However, he has a different way of delivering justice. It’s one that inflicts the greatest amount of pain on his victims. No mercy and “F*** Batman.” Yes, he says that. What could have happened between those two to make Robin so bitter? Maybe we will find out on the show.
This whole thing looks like an Arrowverse show but it took an injection of Netflix’s Marvel shows. It has the same teenage angst soap opera feel with an added drop of dark and gritty tones. Well, if you are going to be on a streaming platform, it’s probably best that you use mature content and language that you probably wouldn’t be able to use on broadcast TV. And let’s face it, we’ve all used profanity as kids.
The trailer also features our first looks at Anna Diop as Starfire, flaring up and using her energy bursts, and a couple of shots of Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) leaping into action. Then there’s Raven (Teagan Croft) who is looking to Robin to help her control her unnatural dark powers. Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly also appear as Hawk and Dove.
Titans comes from the mind of Greg Berlanti, who created the CW’s Arrowverse. So it makes sense that the look, feel, and overall tone is something that we would see from that universe. It’s just a tad bit darker and has more profanity. The budget does look like one of a show that we would see in the Arrowverse. That being said, if it’s entertaining that is all that matters.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
TITANS follows 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.
Titans will appear on the DC Universe streaming platform later this fall.
As for the subscription rates, THR says the streaming service will cost $74.99 annually, or $7.99 monthly, when it launches this fall.
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