DC Universe Titans Trailer: F*** Batman
F*** Batman. Enough said.
The start of Comic-Con 2018 has brought with it the first trailer for the DC Universe original series Titans--a live-action take on Teen Titans--and it's most definitely not what you were expecting. Without the constraints of network TV, DC is going dark with this show.
How dark? As you can see in 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.
As the trailer shows, 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, which you can see below, the trailer makes it clear that his skin definitely has the same pigmentation fans have come to expect.
Titans represents a few things for the future of DC on TV. For one, the graphic violence on display 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.
Speaking to a group of reporters during a demo of DC Universe, DC Entertainment Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said that the 10-episode first season of Titans would launch with the service. From there, the goal is to debut a new episode of original content--Young Justice: Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, etc.--every week, 52 weeks a year.
A launch date has not been announced for the DC Universe streaming service just yet. However, it's expected to launch in the fall. In the meantime, watch that trailer a few dozen more times and get ready to watch the Titans bust some skulls.