CBTVB: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star to Lead ‘Titans’ for Warner Bros Digital Series | FanboysInc

CBTVB: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star to Lead ‘Titans’ for Warner Bros Digital Series

By Muuka Muyumba

Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadmen Tell No Tales) has been cast as Dick Grayson in the upcoming digital series, Titans, which will debut on the DC Comics-branded platform in 2018.

Titans is said to be a live-action adaptation of the comics team of young superhero sidekicks that we’ve previously seen only in animated series or films. Thwaites’ character is said to “[emerge] from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes…”. The series has already cast its Starfire (Anna Diop) and Raven (Teagan Croft), but still has to find its Beast Boy and maybe a Cyborg.

The series will air on the DC-branded digital service in 2018.

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DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and Titans producer Geoff Johns noted that “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”.

This will be the first live-action iteration of the character since Chris O’Donnell donned the cape back in the ’90s Batman Forever and Batman and Robin films. Robin was also a key component to the wacky nature of the ’60s Batman TV series as played by Burt Ward. Robin has been hinted at in the current slate of the DC Extended Universe though this version has apparently died at some point possibly at the hands of The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). There is even a fan theory that Leto’s Joker may have been that Robin.

We still don’t have any indication whether this series, though it stems from uber-producer Greg Berlanti, will have anything to do with the Flarrowverse on the CW or the current slate of DC films. However, this is exciting news for Robin fans everywhere.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter